‘Panama Red’ Hibiscus

Hibiscus acetosella ‘Panama Red’ PP20121 Home » The Collection » ‘Panama Red’ Beautiful Japanese Maple-like foliage, for hot sunny locations. These tropical herbaceous perennials hold their rich-red color even in tough conditions, but will show frost damage below 30°F. Fabulous cut or dried flowers. Deciduous.
‘Panama Red’ Hibiscus
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Feature Shiny red, maple-like foliage; infrequent, dark maroon flowers
USDA Zones Root hardy to 20°F USDA Zones 9-11
Sunset Zones 9, 15-17, 19-23
Special Features Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerance, Water-wise
Landscape Use Border, Container, Garden Bed
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season Summer, Fall
Dimensions 4' H x 2' W
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained soils
Fertilizer Apply a balanced fertilizer each spring and summer
Pruning Shape anytime after frost

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to part shade
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot
  • backfill and plant 1”-2” above soil level
  • water deeply to settle, then add more soil if needed
  • mulch 1-2” deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem

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