Red-Leaf Hibiscus Mahogany Splendor
Red-Leaf Hibiscus 'Mahogany Splendor'
With dramatic deep burgundy foliage that resembles Japanese maple leaves, this plant provides great height to garden borders and adds drama to large container plantings. Grown primarily for its striking, serrated foliage, hibiscus only flowers indoors in temperate regions. The more you cut this heat and drought tolerant plant, the more it produces.
Plant type: tender perennial
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 100-110
Plant spacing: 24-36"
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in 4" pots 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest during the coolest part of the day once the foliage is mature and leathery and the tips are no longer floppy. Strip lower ½ of the leaves off and sear stem ends ends in boiling water for 5-7 seconds. Expect a vase life of 7 or more days.
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