Hibiscus 'Starry Starry Night'
Common name: Rose mallow 'Starry Starry Night'
This hibiscus has one of the darkest foliage out there.
The nearly black foliage form a nice clump in the garden.
In midsummer bold 7-8" peppermint pink flowers emerge and contrast nicely with the dark foliage.
The flowers form throughout the plant and not just on top as older cultivars do.
It is sure to stand out in the landscape. 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.
Exposure: Full sun to part
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens