|Mature Height:||3 to 3.5 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Flowering Season:||July to September|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers evenly moist soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed perennial border, mass planting.|
Hibiscus Luna Red for Sale Online
An especially compact variety, this forms a medium-sized bushy mound of dark green leaves. Huge rich red saucer-shaped flowers appear in mid-summer and continue until frost.
An especially compact variety, this forms a medium-sized bushy mound of dark green leaves. Huge saucer-shaped flowers appear in mid summer and continue until frost. This selection has blooms of rich solid red. Plants prefer evenly moist soil and sunny conditions. Stems die back completely to the ground in winter, but new growth is slow to appear in spring, so be patient! Old stems can be pruned to the ground in mid spring. A thick mulch for the first winter is recommended, especially in Zones 4 and 5.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Hibiscus Luna Red plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Hibiscus Luna Red does prefer drier soils in the winter so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Hibiscus such as Hibiscus Luna Red are late to emerge after the winters nap. Dont be to alarmed if all your other plants are awake and growing and you still havent seen your hibiscus. Watering Hibiscus Luna Red: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Hibiscus Luna Red a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Water is very important for the overall happiness of this plant and should be done on a regular basis until well established. Trust me this will pay off.