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Summerific® 'French Vanilla' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
4' 4' 1.2m 1.2m
Height: 3'6" - 4'
Spread: 3'6" - 4'
Height: 1.1m - 1.2m
Spread: 1.1m - 1.2m
  • Details

    42 - 48 Inches
    42 - 48 Inches
    42 - 48 Inches
    1.1m - 1.2m
    1.1m - 1.2m
    1.1m - 1.2m


    Huge 7-8", creamy custard yellow, ruffled flowers. Flowers are more yellow in cooler conditions, whiter in hotter conditions. Deep green leaves form a compact habit. Use as a focal point for your summer garden.

    Bog Plant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    42 - 48 Inches 1.1m - 1.2m
    42 - 48 Inches 1.1m - 1.2m
    42 - 48 Inches 1.1m - 1.2m
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Creamy custard yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light 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: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Border Plant
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance 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® 'French Vanilla' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 33,181, Can PBRAF
  • 4 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I purchased this Summerific Hibiscus from my local nursery in GA. this year couldn't wait to get it home and planted! We got it in late May, and it has really grown and produced beautifully! However, I watered it today and about 6 of the stems with a lot of buds have just come off, and I do not know why? We have a fenced in backyard, so deer are not a problem. I did not see any holes in the yard, checked for moles or voles. I hope the stems can be propagated, I placed them in water fingers crossed. We also have edge of night & holy grail, and they are growing very well..

      Letitia Skelton
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 41 weeks ago
    • I purchased three in the Fall and they all bloomed the following year beautifully next to my Midnight Marvels. However, this year, mid-June, and they still have now woken from their deep sleep. Very sad these did not come back this year.

      , District Of Columbia
      , United States
      , 47 weeks ago
    • I bought this for the size, to fit into a smallish area. In the second year, it was a nice size. The blooms are beautiful. My only complaint is when the blooms are spent, they’re an ugly brown and quite obvious in my opinion. I’m going to transplant this so it’s not in a prominent area where the spent blooms are very visible. It should be deadheaded for appearance, so plant in an area that’s easy to access so you can deadhead.

      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought this and planted it right away in July. It’s the end of august now and it’s already blooming huge beautiful flowers!!!! I am more than impressed with their size and beauty.

      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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