Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Mars Madness’ PP27838)

Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus

  • Huge Magenta Red Blooms Reach Six Inches Across
  • Dark Red Halo and Showy Stamens Decorate the Centers
  • Impressed Veins on Overlapping Petals Add Quilted Texture
  • Gorgeous Display Midsummer through Early Fall
  • Entire Plant is Covered in these Incredible Flowers
  • Maple-Shaped Foliage Emerge Coppery-Purple
  • Copper-Hued Leaves Become Bold Olive Green
  • Easy Care Selection of Native Rose Mallow
  • Great for Pollinators and Butterflies
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Can Be Grown in Wet Soils
  • Lush, Spreading Shape
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Heat Tolerant

Add an instant “pop” of tropical appeal with the Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus x ‘Mars Madness’ PP #27838). It’s easy to create a backyard paradise with these modern cultivars.

Long, billowing mounds of lavish flower power make a gigantic statement, no matter where you place them. The magenta-red petals have hints of pink and a darker center with yellow tubular stamens.

The flowers start in midsummer, and last through fall. Butterflies, hummingbirds and essential pollinators adore the saucer-shaped blooms for their nectar!

No one can miss the vivid, six-inch blooms! They add both vibrant color and a wonderful texture with veins that are deeply impressed into the petal.

You’ll love them for the gorgeous drama they bring. This is an improved modern cultivar of native Rose Mallow…and is a durable, sustainable choice for your landscape.

They’ll become an incredible accent, even before the blooms get started. New foliage emerges coppery-purple, then ages to olive green with a copper overlay.

Grow them in part shade or full sun. Although well-drained soil is best; they’ll put up with occasionally damp soils and periodically dry soils, too.

No yard? No problem! Just grow them in supersized fabric grow bags or outdoor containers for sultry good looks on your balcony.

How to Use Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus in the Landscape

Versatile and engaging plants like Mars Madness can be used throughout your landscape. Place them wherever you want to call attention.

Try them as an amazing backdrop for Butterfly Gardens. Magenta blooms and dark foliage will turn any perennial planting into an event!

They’ll fit right into a Cottage Garden, and can even provide a bit of structure, if you’d like. Plant them four feet apart for an eye-catching flowering hedge along a white picket fence!

Add some serious pizzazz to your foundation planting! Flank either side of your front door with a pair of them in oversized containers.

If you have the room, expand your planting with a new curved garden bed. Use three or more of these dynamic Hardy Hibiscus in a grouping to maximize your curb appeal.

Try them with Hydrangea for an unforgettable summertime look! Or use them to support one of our expertly crafted Tree-Form Roses for a stratospheric focal point.

In a small yard, compact plants like this are a wonderful choice to soften corners. Plant them at the corner of your garage for a visual blast in an otherwise bland and boring area!

Nothing could be easier that a series of Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus planted along your pool deck! Your guests will have an easy conversation starter with their showy style.

And don’t forget to try them near a water feature, whether it be a full-blown pond or just a bubbling fountain. Mars Madness will tolerate life in the splash zone without problem.

With its unique foliage and flower, even a single plant makes the most of a space. They’ll grow to form a full, billowy look with large maple-like leaves and outstanding flowers produced from the top to the bottom.

Use one as a focal point in a Meditation Garden or outdoor Yoga Studio. Commune with the butterflies visiting your plant!

Tips for Care

For best results over time, give your Hardy Hibiscus a sheltered spot. It will still need good air circulation, but out of the worst of the winds to keep the blooms from getting tattered or torn!

They need at least four hours of sunlight a day. Morning sun is preferred to quickly dry the foliage from any overnight dew.

Plant in soils that drain quickly, although they’ll put up with a periodic rainy spell. Container-grown plants should have plenty of drainage holes…and avoid using saucers underneath.

Provide a regular schedule of water to keep them hydrated and happy. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the roots to cut down on surface evaporation.

Remove spent flowers once they are finished for a trim and tidy look. Prune back each of the stems to ground level in early spring.

Please be patient, as they are one of the last plants to get started. By late spring, you’ll start seeing new stems emerge from the roots.

Life with the fascinating charm of Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus is a good time!

Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Mars Madness’ PP27838) Details

Common name Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical name Hibiscus 'Mars Madness' PP27838
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 4 1/2 ft.
Width 6 - 6 1/2 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Red