Hibiscus El Capitolio Bloody Mary, Hibiscus

Hibiscus El Capitolio Bloody Mary

Family: Malvaceae
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersFlood tolerant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This Hibiscus El Capitolio Bloody Mary cultivar is a showy and easy-to-grow flowering shrub. It can grow to a height of five to ten feet tall, with an upright branching habit and long arching branches. It is an evergreen to semi-evergreen, woody shrub.

This hibiscus is an ideal choice for full sun to semi-shady areas, as well as for seaside or salt-tolerant locations. It is a moderate-water plant and flood-tolerant. It requires well-draining soil, and will thrive in USDA Zones 9 to 11.

The gorgeous showy flowers of this hibiscus are large and ruffled. They are a distinctive and eye-catching crimson-red, often described as vinous, with long draping petals. The blooms are borne in pairs throughout the year, with peak bloom time in July and August.

In cold regions, this shrub can be grown in large containers and protected from severe winters. It is mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time with proper care. Proper growing care includes keeping soil constantly moist and mulching around the plant in winter to protect the roots from freezing. When planting in a container, use a well-drained container and soil that contains organic material.

Given the right conditions, this Hibiscus El Capitolio Bloody Mary cultivar is easy to grow and will reward you with beautiful flower throughout the summer. It gives a spectacular show, with its bold foliage and striking flowers. It's a great choice to add a pop of color to your garden.

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