Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus

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It's 5:00 somewhere. Perhaps in your very own landscape or on the patio? Get the party started with the suave Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel'). The good times start in late summer, just when your other flowering plants have called it a night.

You'll fall for the rich, purple foliage and big, bold carmine-red blooms. Hardy Hibiscus look like they should be growing in Hawaii, but they are very cold-hardy. As a matter of fact, Hawaiian gardeners just might be jealous of you! This is a very cool plant.

Midnight Marvel puts on a dramatic show with black flower buds opening into dinner-plate-sized flowers. The overlapping petals make a natural spiral that draws you in. Hummingbirds and butterflies certainly won't be able to resist their nectar. They'll appreciate the prolific blooms that keep coming in a breathtaking display that lasts until frost.

As if the 9-inch blooms weren't enough, the backup foliage also knows how to make an impact. The flowers are perfectly contrasted by the over-sized, dark-purple leaves. And that colorway! Even if you've been gardening for many years, you'll need to find a spot for it.

This is an easy-care selection of the native plant, Rose Mallow. It will deliver an outstanding display for you faithfully year after year because Hardy Hibiscus are vigorous herbaceous Perennials! Now...you'll need to be patient in spring. Let your other plants take center stage. Midnight Marvel is one of the last plants to emerge in your spring garden, but once it gets started, its fast growth rate ensures that it catches up quickly.

Planting and Application:

This will be the star of your late-season landscape. Plant it in a place of honor where you are sure to see it from the pool deck, or patio! Midnight Marvel just wants to make people happy. The lush, mounded form and bold coloration will stand out as a focal point!

It's just too cool not to include a specimen or two. Or three! Add them as an amazing "Thriller" to late summer containers. Yes, you can change out your containers several times a year to keep things fresh!

Commercial property owners, did you hear that? Use Midnight Marvel to turn heads and draw the eye right to your front door. Buy them early in the season and baby the plants in their grower pots. Then do a quick change out around mid-summer.

These make great plants for sunny borders, as well. Plant them in front of tall Ornamental Grasses to ground their airy charm. Plant groups for an amazing show of color that will last for years to come. Use a curved planting of 5, 7, or 9 of them to create an instant garden feature. Plant Ninebark shrubs behind them, and Groundcover Roses in front. You'll gain a designer look all season long.

  • Bold Carmine-Red Blooms
  • Deep Dark Purple Foliage
  • Late Season Color Won’t Fade In Heat or Sun
  • Pollinator-Friendly Tropical Blooms
  • Seasonal Hedges, Containers, Specimen Plantings & Sun Gardens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This is a perfect plant for newbie gardeners. Hardy Hibiscus are low-maintenance and tolerates a lot of different growing conditions. Provide a sheltered spot to protect against the worst of the winds. You won't want those precious blooms to get tattered or torn! Hibiscus does love the sun, but this variety can also perform well with afternoon shade. They'll need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day, so study your site to see where you'll plant them.

They do best in moist, yet well-drained soil, and will put up with a little drought and can handle the occasional puddle. Keep them watered regularly, especially if you are using them as container plants. Add a 3-inch layer of mulch over the root systems to keep it nice and cool.

Keep this rock star tidy by removing spent flowers after they are finished. In early spring, trim back each of the woody stems right to the ground. In late spring, you'll be so excited to see the new stems emerge from the roots. Be patient with these late starters! They'll grow right back to amaze you and your friends once again.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Average Well-Drained Soil
  • Appreciates Regular Moisture Until Established
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade
  • Dies To The Ground Each Winter - Prune Early Spring

Have fun in your space this season. Order Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus from the expert growers at Nature Hills today! Go ahead and let the Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus make a big impact in your landscape. Bring on the look of the tropics!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Midnight Marvel Hardy Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Carmine Red
Foliage Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No