Hibiscus Summerific® 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow

Hibiscus Summerific® 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow
Hibiscus Summerific® 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow

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A rare color among hardy hibiscus
SKU 29685
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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

5.5 Feet

Mature Width

4.5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type


Description / Hibiscus Summerific® 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow

A member of the Summerific® Collection from Proven Winners®, Hibiscus 'Lilac Crush' Rose Mallow is a showy herbaceous perennial that flowers from midsummer to late summer. Blooming abundantly and continuously, this lovely plant sets masses of 7- to 8-inch tropical-looking flowers against maple-like rich green leaves. The ruffled blooms have thick overlapping petals, a rare lilac color, and a slightly shiny dark red eye. Borne on slender branches, the nectar- and pollen-rich flowers sustain bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

A Hibiscus hybrid, commonly called rose mallow, 'Lilac Crush' has a vigorous growth rate and an upright, columnar habit that is very sturdy and resists lodging. Hibiscus is slow to emerge in spring but can put on an inch of new growth a day. It is excellent as a specimen in the garden or a thriller in a container, but it is very effective massed or grouped in borders and landscapes or around ponds and streams. It's a great choice for bog gardens and rain gardens.

A cold hardy plant, rose mallow grows best in sunny to partly shady locations with fertile, organically rich, moderately moist, well-drained soil but tolerates poor and acidic soils. Keep the plant well-watered to look its best. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. Add heavy mulch in winter. Deer resistant.

A native plant, rose mallow is indigenous to North America. Native plants are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. Naturally adapted to the climate and soil conditions of the region, they thrive without fertilizers or extra watering, once established. They also act as natural pest controls, reducing the need for pesticides in the garden. Landscaping with native plants promotes biodiversity and provides shelter and quality food for wildlife and pollinators, bringing gardens to life.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Hibiscus
Species hybrid
Variety 'Lilac Crush'
Plant Patent PP35181
Category Perennials, Plants
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Native
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No
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