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Hibiscus ‘Mahogany Splendor’ (Red-Leaf Hibiscus)

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Adding color and drama, Hibiscus ‘Mahogany Splendor’ (Red-Leaf Hibiscus) is a compact, tropical herbaceous perennial primarily grown for its gorgeous, mahogany-red, deeply cut foliage. As decorative as the leaves of Japanese maples, the evergreen leaves face outwards on long stalks and retain their rich, chocolate-red color through even the hottest days. Tolerant of drought and heat, ‘Mahogany Splendor’ is ideally suited to the landscape and looks terrific in containers.

  • Typically grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 24-30 in. wide (60-75 cm).
  • Full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in well-drained soils. Apply a balanced fertilizer each spring and summer
  • Relatively pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Plant in mixed borders or large containers.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
Explore Great Plant Combination Ideas
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