Hibiscus moscheutos 'Pink Elephant' PP21883
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Aptly named, this outstanding cultivar has the largest flowers we've ever seen on a Hardy Hibiscus! They open up flat to a whopping 1 foot wide! The medium pink blossoms have beautifully overlapping petals and a deep red eye.
This plant blooms from mid through late summer. In warmer zones, it may rebloom again in early fall, an unusual trait for Hibiscus.
Intro Year: 2007
Breeder: Tom Miksich
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Origin: Native Cultivar
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.