Head Over Heels® Passion Hardy Hibiscus

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Does your garden need an infusion of passion? How about a burst of massive hot pink blooms and burgundy foliage? If so, you need a Head Over Heels® Passion Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'RutHib2'). This remarkable perennial will fill you with excitement from its first blooms to its last!

The Head Over Heels® Passion Hibiscus will have you tumbling head over heels to get a better look at its vibrant pink blooms with blood-red eyes and delicately textured petals! But you'll have to wait your turn! Even butterflies and Hummingbirds will come to catch a glimpse of these fantastic blooms! And because there are so many flowers, there are plenty to share!

Like a true drama queen, these blooms appear in summer and one by one open, and then by night they fade away. Luckily, the Head Over Heels® Passion Hardy Hibiscus has plenty of blooming power! This remarkable plant will fill your summer with bloom after radiant bloom and keep popping out more until fall!

This stunning Hardy Hibiscus doesn't just have striking blooms to offer. Its foliage is just as dazzling as its blossoms! The Passion Hardy Hibiscus impresses with burgundy and red leaves that highlight its bright green flower buds. Growing just 2-3 feet in height and a bit wider at maturity (which is fast!) you'll not need to worry about where to fit one of these ornamentals in your garden!

When winter rolls around, the Head Over Heels® Passion will drop its leaves, but they'll be back to excite in late spring. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 6 to 10, these plants soak up the heat, humidity, and sun all growing season long!

Planting and Application:

Where do you plant a perennial shrub this show-stopping? This variety does remarkably well in a sunny location in the ground or in large planters anywhere you need an injection of color! On its own as a spectacular specimen and focal point, or paired with the Head Over Heels® Blush as an exquisite grouping that complements each other, your landscape will come alive!

The carefree nature of these plants means you can get a little crazy with their use! Go for long rows or groupings of these seasonal perennials as boundary plantings, backdrops, or tropical-looking screens. Envelop yourself in exotic color and privacy without having all the work to go along with it!

Create a dramatic pop of color throughout Pollinator and modern Cottage gardens, add depth to mixed shrub and mixed perennial borders, or go for the gusto and spice up a weary foundation planting or front entry with these eye-catching perennials! The blooms scream beach vacation, poolside relaxing, and Barbie, but the dark foliage would make an Addams smile!

  • Large Hot Pink Blooms & Red Eyes
  • Attracts Butterflies & Pollinators - Not Deer & Rabbits
  • Fast Growing & Long-Lasting Flowering Display
  • Dramatic Near-Black Burgundy/Purple Foliage
  • Low-Growing Rounded Mounded Form
  • Fantastic Large Planter Thrillers, Backdrops, Seasonal Hedges & Bold Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

So, how do you keep such a blazing and stunning beauty happy? Plant your Head Over Heels® Blush Hibiscus in full sun with soil that doesn't stay wet. This glorious native Rose Mallow relative prefers regular moisture for the best performance. Add some Nature Hills Root Booster at the time of planting and top off with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch for a lifetime of easy-care beauty!

Provide your Head Over Heels® Passion with sun-soaked days and it will grow, grow, grow. This Rose Mallow relative and cousin to the Tropical Hibiscus does amazingly in some of the warmest weather as long as regular, moderate moisture is provided! Plant with some Nature Hills Root Booster in well-drained soil for best results, and top with a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to support the roots during the hottest sunniest days!

This variety also demonstrates a superb level of heat and sun tolerance. In fact, it loves to soak in the rays as it shoots towards the sky! Perennial Hibiscus should be pruned back to 4-6" from the ground in the early spring while you wait for that new growth to appear. Just be patient - Sometimes these plants are the last to show up for the party each spring. But they are fast-growing and well worth the wait!

  • Humidity, Heat & Full Sun Perennial Plants
  • Moderate/Regular Moisture All Summer
  • Adaptable to Most Rich Well-Drained Soil Types
  • Prune To Ground Late Winter-Early Spring
  • Late to Emerge But Fast-Growing!
  • Deer & Rabbits Seldom Bother Them

If you want a blast of pink and passion, order your Head Over Heels® Passion Hardy Hibiscus now. Don't miss your chance to fall head over heels for a reliable and hardy bloomer that will bring your garden to life. Order now at Nature Hills Nursery!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Head Over Heels® Passion Hardy Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus moscheutos RutHib2
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Hot Pink & Red Eyes
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Burgundy/Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring