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Summerific® 'Perfect Storm' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 5'
Height: 3'
Spread: 4'6" - 5'
  • Details


    A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8”, white flowers with a red eye are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep black-purple maple-like leaves.

    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Bog Plant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 Inches
    54 - 60 Inches
    54 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
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    Foliage Shade: 
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    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
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in Landscapes.

    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.

    Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage and shrinks it down to a manageable size (about half the height of ‘Summer Storm’).

    At 3 feet tall, it will still be the centerpiece of your sunny garden. This beauty demands a presence! ‘Perfect Storm’ has huge, 7-8” wide, white flowers with a bright red eye that radiates out the veins, with the petals edged with pink. Enjoy its blooms from late summer into early fall.

    Summerific® 'Perfect Storm' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 27,880, Can 5,648
  • 6 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I planted this the end of the summer last year. 2 of the three came back and they are stunning when they bloom.

      Robin Healy
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I received Perfect Storm in the Spring for my bday along with the Choco Latte. Both performed outstandingly. The show cannot be surpassed. To my amazement the Perfect Storm has set new buds in early fall and blooming again! I'm so amazed. All of the flowers are as huge as they were the first time. I cannot recommend this plant more!

      Lisa Long
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Beautiful. Second season and these plants are 6 feet across and covered with dozens of enormous flowers!

      , 4 years ago
    • Lovely, big blooms are the star of the deck container plants. All that is required is to keep these easy-care plants well watered. I had more hummingbirds than ever.

      Patsy Bell Hobson
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
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