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Hibiscus hybrid Summerific® Ballet Slippers

Ballet Slippers Rose Mallow: Patent PPAF

  • »  Strong upright form
  • »  High bud count
  • »  White flowers swirled with pink and a deep red eye

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Huge 7”, ruffled flowers are white with a deep red eye with petals that are edged with blush pink. These feminine flowers are produced all over the polished, upright, shrub-like clump of bright green foliage.

Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Fast Growing
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Pink
White
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hibiscus hybrid 'Summerific® Ballet Slippers'

erennial Hibiscus should be cut back to 4-6" from the ground in the spring. Since this plant doesn't leaf out until late, any time in spring before the new growth appears is fine. The stems are quite woody, so a saw or strong pair of loppers is necessary to cut through the thick stems.

If you want to get really bushy and full Hibiscus plants, when the shoots start to come out of the ground and are about 6-10 inches tall, pinch them in half. The pinch should be made just above a set of leaves, this will improve branching. Improved branching will yield more flowers. If you are really dedicated, you can pinch them back 2 or 3 times before the 4th of July. Each time you pinch, take no more than half of the stem and pinch just above a set of leaves.

You will get fuller plants doing multiple pinches. It is also perfectly acceptable not to pinch at all. The plant will have fewer branches, but it will perform perfectly well.