Hibiscus - Kopper King - USPP 10,793
The Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’, is the most popular variety of the Fleming Hibiscus. Named by James Fleming himself, it has a plant height of 4’ and beautiful dinner-plate size 12” flowers!
The flowers are white with red centers that fade to pink as they streak through the veination to the petal’s edge. The foliage took over 20 years to develop and refine and one can see why.
Unlike most hibiscuses, ‘Kopper King’ has maple-cut, copper-red shaded leaves, with some leaves having copper on both sides.
It is best to plant this Hibiscus in a full sun area, and it will tolerate most soil types. ‘Kopper King’ looks wonderful with grasses, as a background plant or with Hibiscus ‘Old Yella’.
It grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. Do not allow to dry to the wilting point. Be patient; hibiscus can be slow to emerge in spring; provide regular fertilization during this growing season. For best performance, plant before the heat of the summer.
‘Kopper King’ is suitable for very large containers, but pots must be protected over winter. Although the hibiscus grows tall, the need for staking is rare. These plants will die back to ground level during the winter months. Be careful to not over water until plants show signs of growth!
Hibiscus needs little care once established, attracts butterflies, and it has some of the largest flowers of any perennial!
* Large flowers
* Easy to grow
* Vigorous grower
|Family||Hibiscus 'Kopper King'|
|Mature Height||4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|Bloom Period||Summer - Fall|