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HIBISCUS 'Peppermint Schnapps'( CORDIAL SERIES) PP18939
Hybrid Hardy Hibiscus, Peppermint Schnapps Hibiscus
This cultivar, 'Peppermint Schnapps,' is one of several in the Cordial Series of compact hardy hibiscuses. It blooms with a profusion of open-faced pink flowers with purple veins converging on a red-purple center. The flowers open in succession from mutilple buds and last for 3-4 days. The leaves resemble maple leaves and are middle green. This shrubby, herbaceous perennial is compact, with upright branching stems and a spreading silhouette.
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.
9 - 5
5 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Green, Yellow Green
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border
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