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!

Planting and Application:

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!

  • Huge Burgundy Flowers
  • Compact Bushy Plant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hedges, Specimen, Anchors, Containers & Accents
  • Low-Maintenance

Tips for Care:

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.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Widely Adaptable to Soil & Climate
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Prune Off Dead Shoots in Late Autumn
  • Deer Resistant

Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and it has the largest flowers of any perennial!

Luna Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’) Details

Common name Luna Red Hibiscus
Botanical name Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Red'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Red
Leaf color Green