Hibiscus 'Blackberry Merlot'
Common name: Rose mallow 'Blackberry Merlot'
In midsummer, deep dark red flowers emerge and contrast nicely with the green foliage.
Blooms midsummer until early fall.
It is slow to emerge in spring so be patient. It may not pop out of the ground until June.
Pinch the shoots of young plants in early summer to encourage branching and more flower stalks to form.
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Makes a great focal point for the garden.
Exposure: Full sun
Photos credit & courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.