I bought 3 of these about 44 dollars each based on what proven winners said that they are deer resistant. I know that means not deer proof. Now unfortunately all 3 have been eaten to great extent. I am so fustrated because I know other hibiscus is not so when I saw these I was excited, but hesitant. It's alot of money to throw away like that. I always look for your brand no matter what. And believe me I know deer will eat anything. But I feel that was false advertising on your part. I feel very disappointed. When you put your trust in a brand it's not a good thing when that trust is broken. I'll hope for the best but it's not looking good.
Summerific® 'Evening Rose' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid
Huge 8”, puckered hot pink flowers cover a round, dense habit of near black foliage. A must have statement piece for your garden!Award WinnerBog PlantAttracts:BeesHummingbirdsResists:DeerNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:48 InchesSpacing:54 - 60 InchesSpread:54 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Hot pinkFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Shade:Near blackHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant, but is not necessary for continued bloom. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Be patient, even if you think it is dead, it most likely isn't. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.Summerific® 'Evening Rose' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 33,366, Can PBRAF
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Lisa Capriglione, New Jersey, United States, 1 year ago
Gorgeous, vigorous, and easy to grow plant. I have six of them in full baking sun. There’re on drip, so do get ample water. Great foliage and lots of blooms and here in NC (zone 7b) they’re still blooming in October. Only two negatives.....Japanese beetles love the foliage (as do deer), so they will need protection.Nancy, North Carolina, United States, 3 years ago
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