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Hibiscus 'Rose Moon'

Hibiscus 'Rose Moon'

Description: A hardy Hibiscus with glossy, dark-green foliage and from late summer through to the autumn, large, single, rose-pink flowers with red centres, up to 20cm across. It forms an upright, deciduous shrub. 

Uses: A large shrub suited to a mixed border in a sunny position.

Climate/Position: Sunny, sheltered site prefered.

Height/Spread: Height 2-3 metres, spread 1-2 metres.

Soil Requirements: Any moist, well-drained, fertile soil but prefers neutral to alkaline.

Pruning: Avoid pruning unless removing damaged stems or shaping the shrub.

Special Requirements: Be patient in spring as it is very late coming into leaf so don't think it has died!

Additional Interest: Though it is not know how Hibiscus were introduced into cultivation, the species was known to be present in the UK in the 16th century.

Rose Moon is a hybrid between Hibiscus syriacus and Hibiscus paramutabilis.