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HIBISCUS 'Moy Grande'

Image of Hibiscus 'Moy Grande'

James H. Schutte

Family

Malvaceae

Botanical Name

HIBISCUS 'Moy Grande'

Plant Common Name

Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus, Moy Grande Hibiscus

General Description

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.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-6' / 1.5m - 1.8m

  • Width

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No