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Hibiscus 'Turn of the Century'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Valued for its late summer display, 'Turn of the Century' produces unusual, bi-colored flowers ranging from dark red to light pink. Petals alternate colors, giving them the appearance of a 5-veined pinwheel. Strong, shrub-like foliage, which is more compact than standard hibiscus, supports these beautiful blooms in mid to late summer. Makes an outstanding accent plant.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading may prolong the bloom period. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Be advised that this species is always one of the last to emerge in spring. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.

Flower Color

Dark red to Light Pink

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

4-5 ft.

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Grass-Ornamental (Miscanthus sinensis), Iris-Siberian (Iris sibirica), Snakeroot-Chocolate (Eupatorium rugosum), Starflowers (Boltonia asteroides)

Plant Height

6-8 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average and consistent water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Bog Plant, Border, Specimen

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests