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Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake' (Rose Mallow)

Rose Mallow 'Cherry Cheesecake', Hardy Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake', Summerific Collection


Noted for its abundant flower buds and long blooming season, Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake' (Rose Mallow) is a compact, well-branched, deciduous shrub with extra large, white flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), with magenta tips and magenta veining radiating out from its cherry red eye. The petals are thick, ruffled and heavily overlapping, which helps them hold up better in the summer wind than other selections with thin petals. Equally attractive are the magenta kissed, creamy-pink flower buds, which cover the plant all the way up the stems, making it bloom for much longer than most Hibiscus. Blooming continuously from midsummer to fall, each flower lasts about one day and stands out against the leathery, dark green foliage of maple-like leaves adorned with a faint blush of purple-gray overlay. Perfect backdrop or centerpiece for a sunny border. Great for containers too.

  • Typically grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) with a spread of 5-6 ft. (150-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Fairly pest and disease free. Watch for aphids, mealybugs and thrips. Deer resistant.
  • Plant in shrub borders or large containers for dramatic summer blooms.
  • Cut it down in spring before new growth appears.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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