Luna Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’)
Luna Red Hibiscus
The Hibiscus Luna Red (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’) is a wonderfully compact, bushy plant with gigantic 8″, bright burgundy-red flowers! We’re talking dinner plate-sized, five-petaled, Hollyhock-like blooms!
The Luna series produces big, bushy, well-branched plants without pinching. The typical leaves and flowers look just like their tropical cousins, only these are tender perennial shrubs that are very cold tolerant down to hardiness zone 4, and heat tolerant up to zone 9.
These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months, growing anew each year for a dense, compact and even flush of growth. Widely adaptable and hardy plants, these big colorful blossoms attract butterflies and bees galore! You may even see a hummingbird come to visit these red blooms which are their favorite color!
The shorter stature of Hibiscus ‘Luna Red’ makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or large patio containers. This Hibiscus is suitable for very large planters, but pots must be protected over winter in colder climates. Porches and balconies, patios alike all become exotic getaways and destination spots with ease!
For low definition and screening, plant rows and groupings for growing season privacy and color all summer! Tuck into perennial and cottage gardens, urban plantings and as colorful anchors around your garden! Great accents around poolside and seating areas, you’ll enjoy a tropical feel to your landscape without moving to a tropical island!
Deer resistant, Luna Red grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient, Hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring, sometimes the last to show before summer. However, their fast growth more than makes up for it. Be careful to not over-water until plants show signs of growth! For best performance, plant in full sun in moist soil before the heat of the summer.
Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and it has the largest flowers of any perennial!
|Common name||Luna Red Hibiscus|
|Botanical name||Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Red'|
|Height||2 - 3 ft.|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|