Hibiscus 'French Vanilla'
Common name: Rose mallow 'French Vanilla'
Huge 7-8"creamy yellow with a dramatic red eye blooms upon deep green colored foliage.
The flowers appear in midsummer and last until early fall.
They attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
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.
It is deer resistant.
Makes a great focal point in the garden.
Exposure: Full sun to part
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens