Plum Crazy Hardy Hibiscus

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Do you want it all? A perennial with enormous blooms, exotic appeal, and wide climate adaptability? You're not nuts! The Hibiscus Plum Crazy Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Plum Crazy') is an amazing Rose Mallow and Rose of Sharon relative that's an absolutely beautiful plant and checks every box for even the wildest of your landscape demands!

Featuring enormous satellites of exotic Tropical Hibscus-like flowers and maple-leaf-like foliage that are both a lovely shade of purple! Plum Crazy has breathtaking 10" plum flowers with purple streaking centers. These large plum flowers nicely complement this shrub's dark purple maple-cut leaves. It has a bushy, upright form but will be smothered in those masses of plum goodness until frost!

Blooming like crazy from mid to late summer, its flowers are adored by butterflies and Hummingbirds alike! Lasting just a day each like Tropical Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon, Hardy Hibiscus presents you with fresh blossoms each day! Super easy-care and thriving equally well in the cold winters of USDA hardiness zones 4, Plum Crazy keeps blooming through the heat and sun of summers up to zone 9!

Planting and Application:

Incredible specimens and focal points on their own, add Plum Crazy to romantic Cottage gardens and Mixed Perennial Gardens for a flouncy colorway all growing season! Their exotic crinkly blooms look equally perfect in poolside seating planters with Banana plants and flamingos as they do around the breakfast nook on your balcony or a Zen-inspired meditation garden!

Growing barely 2 feet wide, add this long-lasting burst of color to Rose gardens, as a facer plant to your foundation planting, or to hide leggy bare stems of larger shrubs, evergreen hedges, or around trees as a frilly purple skirt! The turn into your driveway will not be missed with one of these planted as a mailbox backdrop! Hardy Hibiscus are must-haves for the Pollinator garden too!

Use Plum Crazy as a plum-perfect backdrop, privacy hedge, accent plant, or en mass! The low-maintenance, easy-going nature will astound you! While they are magnets for butterflies and pollinators, deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone, so ahead and go a little crazy by using this carefree perennial everywhere you need a dramatic pop of color!

  • Large Plum Petals With Dark Purple/Magenta Eyes
  • Blooms Like Crazy Until Frost!
  • Great Maple-Leaf Shaped Foliage Tinged Plum
  • Narrow Growth-Habit
  • Attracts Pollinators & Hummingbirds - Not Deer Or Rabbits!
  • Fantastic Large Planter Thrillers, Backdrops, Seasonal Hedges & Bold Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best performance, plant Hardy Hibiscus in full sun in cooler climates or afternoon shade/part shade in hotter regions. Moist soils are best all growing season, but this Hardy Hibiscus is a bit drought-tolerant once established and can even tolerate brief soggy conditions too. It grows well in any fertile, well-drained soil, with Nature Hills Root Booster for lifelong symbiotic root support. Top with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch, and provide regular moisture all growing season long.

Perennial Hibiscus should be cut 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!

  • Heat & Cold-Hardy in Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • 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

You're not crazy for wanting it all! Order your own Plum Crazy Hardy Hibiscus and feel good about your choice for years to come! Buy enough for your next project as soon as you see these fantastic perennials available at!

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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.

  • 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.

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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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Plum Crazy Hardy Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus moscheutos 'Plum Crazy'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 feet
Mature Spread 18 -24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate - Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Plum-Purple & Magenta/Purple Eyes
Foliage Plum/Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring