Giant Hibiscus 'Fireball' + 'Old Yella' - Plant

Hibiscus grandiflorus 'Fireball' + 'Old Yella'
Giant Hibiscus 'Fireball' + 'Old Yella'

Flowers of an amazing 20-25 cm in diameter!

If you are looking for something unusual, giant Rosemallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) will surprise you with large flowers measuring approx 20 to 25 cm across. The creamy white flowers of 'Old Yella' with their wavy petals are stunning. 'Fireball' comes in a lovely shade of red. Suitable for the garden or for a large planter on the patio. You will receive one each of giant Rosemallow 'Fireball' and 'Old Yella'.
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Planting and flowering details

Plant Details

  • Planting
  • The giant Rosemallow prefers to grow in a warm, sheltered spot in full sun. Next to a south facing wall is an ideal spot. Make sure you have well-drained, humus-rich soil - improve your garden soil with a mix of well rotted manure or potting compost. Hibiscus moscheutos can grow in the garden, but also looks gorgeous in a pot on the patio. Always use fresh potting compost.
    Giant Rosemallow 'Fireball' and 'Old Yella' in planters
    The exotic charisma of the hardy giant hibiscus moscheutos 'Fireball' and 'Old Yella' with their huge 20-25 cm flowers, makes them ideal pot plants!

    Choose a decorative pot that will compliment the beautiful flowers. You can create a wonderful display for the patio by combining them with the tropical Bougainville and the Chilean jasmine (Mandevilla sanderi).
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  • Care
  • To improve flowering of the Hibiscus moscheutos 'Fire Ball' and 'Old Yella' keep dead heading. Water regularly, avoiding the roots drying out. We recommend you regularly add plant food to the watering can. When the giant rosemallow is grown in a planter, do not to turn the pot as this could result in the blooms dropping off. Protect the flowers in the summer from bright sunlight. You can expect flowers from summer through to the first frosts.
    Giant Rose Mallow in the winter
    This giant rosemallow is a perennial and will die back before winter. New shoots appear again from the roots in the following spring. Protect the roots from severe frost with a mulch of leaf litter or straw. Stand those plants in pots preferably in a sheltered, cool place.
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  • Specifics
  • The spectacular flowers of the hardy, giant rosemallow are very large. The diameter of the flower can be up to 20 to 25 cm! Those of 'Old Yella' are with with dainty wavy petals and have a small red centre. 'Fireball' has fiery red flowers with a bright green leaf.

    Hibiscus moscheutos is also called Hibiscus grandiflorus. Hibiscus is related to the Abutilon and Malva (Malvaceae).
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