Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cherry Choco Latte’)

Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte

  • Huge, Tropical-Looking Flowers Nearly a Foot Across
  • Deep Pink Blooms With Red Veining and Large Eye
  • Dramatic Coloration Brings Dimension and Depth
  • Olive Green Foliage Has Bronze Highlights
  • Flowers Cover the Whole Shrub in Late Summer
  • Tight Growth Habit Fits in Small Spaces
  • Native Plant Supports Butterflies and Pollinators
  • Carefree Plant is Great for Beginners
  • Perfect “Thriller” in Containers
  • Top Performer Has Won Awards From Several Leading Universities

Get a huge dose of late summer garden drama with this low-maintenance, high performance plant. Part of the SUMMERIFIC® line, this selection features a compact habit and outstanding blooms with Intense, deep pink veining and a bold, red eye.

Start planning your late summer and fall parties now. Add Cherry Choco Latte Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cherry Choco Latte’ PP30738) for visual impact at a time when other flowering plants have wound down for the season.

This hybrid selection of native Rose Mallow forms a compact clump with flowers covering the entire plant. The blooms are a rich nectar source for local butterfly populations.

Attractive, dark olive-green foliage has bronze highlights and forms a wonderful contrast to the large, round flowers. Let it shine for you and your guests.

This is a perfect plant for beginners with an easy-care nature. Of course, even enthusiasts with filled-to-bursting gardens will need to find a place for these incredible specimen plants.

Even though the flowers are full-sized the plant is more compact than other Hibiscus, so it will fit into smaller gardens much better. Perfect for the trend to smaller urban gardens.

‘Cherry Choco Latte’ replaces the much-loved ‘Cherry Cheesecake’ with larger flowers and an improved performance all the way around.

How to Use Hardy Hibiscus SUMMERIFIC® Cherry Choco Latte in the Landscape

These plants will be noticed in your late season landscape. Give them a position front and center, where you’ll fully appreciate the massive pink-blend flowers. They are the size of dinner plates!

Use them in the front yard to turn heads and slow traffic down. Just get ready for questions and compliments.

Repeat their use in your mixed borders. They’ll shine next to other flowering perennials like Black Eyed Susan, and Coneflower.

Use them as a cheeky contrast to blooming Mophead Hydrangeas. They both have gigantic blooms, but the colorway and styling is so different.

The unique coloration looks great at a distance. The brilliant pink petals with contrasting veining and a notably large red eye will stand out, even at a distance.

Commercial property owners, take note! This plant brings attention to your business. And their smaller size makes it easy to pop into large containers flanking either side of your front entrance.

Create a special display in late summer and early fall with several used as a “Thriller” role in the planting. Change out your faded early season display with a big pop of color to keep your location looking fresh.

Tips for Care

Hibiscus love the sun, but this variety does take a bit of afternoon shade. For the most flowers, be sure to give them at least 4 hours of direct sunlight a day.

They do best in moist, well-drained soil. Keep them watered regularly. For best results, keeping container plants watered will result in serious, long-lasting flower power.

Try them near the edge of your Rain Garden. Cherry Choco Latte will do well in areas that remain wet periodically for short periods of time.

Mulch over the tops of the root systems to keep them nice and cool. Just don’t let the mulch touch the stems, pull it back about 6 inches for proper air circulation.

After the flowers are finished, deadhead them to keep your plant trim and tidy. In early spring, trim back each of the woody stems right to the ground where all new stems will grow from the roots each spring. Do not trim them in the fall, but wait until spring.

Be patient in springtime, as Cherry Choco Latte is one of the last perennials to emerge from dormancy. Don’t worry, it will bounce back with vigor quickly once it gets started again.

Life is short! Try these fabulous garden plants to accent your late summer scene. You’ll relish in the tropical ambience from the lush foliage and enormous blooms.

Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cherry Choco Latte’) Details

Common name Hardy Hibiscus Cherry Choco Latte
Botanical name Hibiscus moscheutos 'Cherry Choco Latte'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color White, Pink, Red