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Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'


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Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour






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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (62247)

Plant details

Sometimes called shrubby mallows, varieties of Hibiscus syriacus provide a stunning display of colour late in the season. 'Red Heart' is very popular variety which has white flowers with dark red centres and is a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner. As with all varieties, buy larger plants because they need a few years to settle down to regular profuse flowering.

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Hibiscus

Species: syriacus

Cultivar: Red Heart

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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