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HIBISCUS 'Joles'(CANDIDE™) PPAF
Candide™ Hibiscus, Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus
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The Candide™ hardy hibiscus is an audacious plant that is the result of extensive hybridization. This semi-woody perennial has mid- to dark green toothed leaves. It's a long-blooming plant that flowers from midsummer to frost, longer if in a subtropical garden. The exceptional flowers are often as large as a volleyball, each with five pale blue-lavender petals. Petal bases blush deep red. Individual flowers last one to two days, and several dozen may open on one plant at a time. Frost ends flowering and causes leaf drop, while a hard freeze kills the plant to the ground, ready to regrow from the crown in spring once soil warms.
‘Joles' needs full to partial sun and rich to average soil for best growth and flowering. It is cold hardy, tolerant of heat and moist soil and resistant to most insect pests, but not Japanese beetles. Like many herbaceous hibiscus, it is a warm-season plant that is slow to emerge in spring, so it is important to warm the soil around it by pulling back any mulch at its crown. Use Candide™ hardy hibiscus as an accent in the rear of the mixed perennial border or as an informal screening row. Deer will not browse on hardy hibiscus plants.
12 - 4
5 - 9
H1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
7'-10' / 2.1m - 3.0m
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Wet Site, Drought
Dark Red, Light Blue, Lavender
Green, Light Green
Green, Dark Green
Sandy Brown, Gray
Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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