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HIBISCUS 'Cinnamon Grappa'

Image of Hibiscus 'Cinnamon Grappa' (CORDIAL SERIES) PPAF

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Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

HIBISCUS 'Cinnamon Grappa'( CORDIAL SERIES) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Cinnamon Grappa Hibiscus, Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus

General Description

This hardy hibiscus, 'Cinnamon Grappa,' combines tropical showiness with tolerance for both hot and cold climates. It is an herbaceous perennial with upright, branching stems, large leaves, and a compact habit. It blooms in clusters of buds that open in succession from late summer until frost to plush red flowers the size of dinner plates that last for three to four days.

Plant hardy hibiscus in full sun and any fertile to average garden soil with average drainage and good moisture. Avoid highly alkaline and dry soils for best plant performance. After the first killing frost of fall, cut back its dead branches. The new stems are slow to emerge in spring, as they require warm soil and hot weather. In regions with milder winters this hibiscus may not die back completely to the ground. In this case, prune or repetitively pinch plants back to encourage new growth and more flowers. Japanese beetles love to eat hibiscus leaves, so plants should be protected from these summer pests.

This outstanding perennial adds nearly effortless tropical beauty to any sunny spot. It is excellent for large flower gardens and is amenable to container culture.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Plum

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No