Huge, pure red blooms absolutely glow against the richest purple foliage in the genus. Since buds occur not just as at the tips, but all down the stems, blooms appear for a long period of time starting in midsummer. Neat and compact, this front of the border perennial doesn't need to be relegated to the back like other hibiscus might. Native to swampy areas, Midnight Marvel loves moist, rich soils, but adapts well to dryer, poor conditions. Leaves attain their most gorgeous wine-purple color when planted in full sun—an absolute show-stopper in the garden! Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PP24079
PruningPrune to remove dead and broken branches and shape, if necessary. Remove spent flowers to maintain appearance.
Additional InformationHibiscus are late to arrive in spring. Don't worry, they love to wait until the ground temperatures are nice and warm before appearing in late spring. They grow rapidly, quickly making up for lost time.
Height/Habit4 - 4 1/2'
Unit of Measure1
Botanical NameHibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' PP24079
Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread4 - 5 feet
Spacing4 - 5 feet
Flowering DateMid summer to Early Fall
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter CareMulch heavily the first winter
Flower Form8-9'' Cup shaped flowers. Petals overlap each other on 1 side.
Foliage TypeDeep Burgundy lance shaped leaves.
Pruning TimeAfter flowering.
Soil RequirementMoist, well drained soil.
PruningCan deadhead to improve the appearance of the plant.