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James H. Schutte
HIBISCUS 'Moy Grande'
Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus, Moy Grande Hibiscus
Big and bright, sporting perhaps the largest red flowers of all the hardy hibiscuses, 'Moy Grande' is an audacious plant that is the result of extensive hybridization. This semi-woody perennial has mid- to dark green toothed leaves. This is 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 petals a vibrant red to violet-red. Individual flowers last one to two days, and several dozen mayt 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.
The ‘Moy Grande’ hardy hibiscus 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 'Moy Grande' as an accent in the rear of the mixed perennial border or as an informal screening row.
12 - 1
5 - 9
H1, 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
5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Clay, Loam, Sand
Sandy Brown, Gray
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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