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Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Rose Mallow Hibiscus hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
4' 5' 1.2m 1.5m
Height: 4'
Spread: 4'6" - 5'
Height: 1.2m
Spread: 1.4m - 1.5m
  • Details

    48 - 48 Inches
    54 - 60 Inches
    54 - 60 Inches
    1.4m - 1.5m
    1.4m - 1.5m


    Huge 7”, ruffled flowers are white with a deep red eye with petals that are edged with blush pink. These feminine flowers are produced all over the polished, upright, shrub-like clump of bright green foliage.

    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Bog Plant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    48 Inches 1.2m
    54 - 60 Inches 1.4m - 1.5m
    54 - 60 Inches 1.4m - 1.5m
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    White edged with blush
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright green
    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
    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.

    This hardy perennial produces huge 7” wide, white, ruffled flowers with a deep red eye. The edges of the petals are edged with blush pink. Combined with the heavily overlapping petals, this creates a pinwheel effect on the flowers. Attractive, healthy leaves are bright green with slightly serrated edges. A polished, upright habit and extremely high bud count with good axillary branching ensures that this Hibiscus will have a long season of bloom, from late summer through early fall. Flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than just at the top like some other cultivars. ‘Ballet Slippers’ is the perfect backdrop or centerpiece for sunny borders.

    Summerific® 'Ballet Slippers' Hibiscus hybrid USPP 29,896, Can 5,820
  • 7 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I'm sad to say that I got this plant and I was disappointed. It was so small! But because I saw other reviews that it would grow I held on to hope. Unfortunately nothing I tried t keep it alive worked. I've had it about 6 weeks and it is dead. It did not grow at all, it just kept dropping leaves and then eventually turned black. Usually all my plants do very well not sure what happed with this one.

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Show stopper zone 5 has doubled in size since put in ground last summer. Flowers abundant and beautiful. Highly recommend

      Peggy Robbins
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Stunning delicate flower visible from a distance, really brightens a partly shaded part of my yard. Looking forward to trying to coax more blossoms for next summer.

      Donna M Attanasio
      , District Of Columbia
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
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