New hybrid hibiscus released

The Proven Winners plant is a mid-summer flower hardy to USDA Zone 5.

  • August 17, 2011

Candide Hibiscus is a new color of hybrid hibiscus. This lavender-purple variety flowers in late summer. Its tropical-looking flowers are larger than those of Rose of Sharon. It makes a good small tree or large shrub.

Candide reaches 8-10 feet tall at maturity, and is hardy to USDA Zone 5. It's a strong growing plant with lots of very large, brightly colored blooms. You also get more vigorous and bigger leaves and flowers than with other Hibiscus syriacus varieties.

Candide Hibiscus

  • Deer Resistant
  • Summer Flowers
  • Bloom Time: Mid-summer
  • Bloom Color: Large, single, deep violet pink
  • Size: 8-10 feet tall, 3-5 feet wide
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Wildlife: Attracts butterflies
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 5–9
  • Breeder: Hybridized by Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.

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