Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus

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Blooms Top to Bottom Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus

  • Huge Magenta Red Blooms Reach Six Inches Across
  • Dark Red Halo and Showy Stamens Decorate the Centers
  • Impressed Veins on Overlapping Petals Add Quilted Texture
  • Gorgeous Display Midsummer through Early Fall
  • Entire Plant is Covered in these Incredible Flowers
  • Maple-Shaped Foliage Emerge Coppery-Purple
  • Copper-Hued Leaves Become Bold Olive Green
  • Easy Care Selection of Native Rose Mallow
  • Great for Pollinators and Butterflies
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Can Be Grown in Wet Soils
  • Lush, Spreading Shape
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Heat Tolerant

Add an instant "pop" of tropical appeal with the Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus x 'Mars Madness' PP #27838). It's easy to create a backyard paradise with these modern cultivars.

Long, billowing mounds of lavish flower power make a gigantic statement, no matter where you place them. The magenta-red petals have hints of pink and a darker center with yellow tubular stamens.

The flowers start in midsummer, and last through fall. Butterflies, hummingbirds and essential pollinators adore the saucer-shaped blooms for their nectar!

No one can miss the vivid, six-inch blooms! They add both vibrant color and a wonderful texture with veins that are deeply impressed into the petal.

You'll love them for the gorgeous drama they bring. This is an improved modern cultivar of native Rose Mallow...and is a durable, sustainable choice for your landscape.

They'll become an incredible accent, even before the blooms get started. New foliage emerges coppery-purple, then ages to olive green with a copper overlay.

Grow them in part shade or full sun. Although well-drained soil is best; they'll put up with occasionally damp soils and periodically dry soils, too.

No yard? No problem! Just grow them in supersized fabric grow bags or outdoor containers for sultry good looks on your balcony.

Explore your wild side with these outstanding perennials. Order Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus from our flowering shrub growers today!

How to Use Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus in the Landscape

Versatile and engaging plants like Mars Madness can be used throughout your landscape. Place them wherever you want to call attention.

Try them as an amazing backdrop for Butterfly Gardens. Magenta blooms and dark foliage will turn any perennial planting into an event!

They'll fit right into a Cottage Garden, and can even provide a bit of structure, if you'd like. Plant them four feet apart for an eye-catching flowering hedge along a white picket fence!

Add some serious pizzazz to your foundation planting! Flank either side of your front door with a pair of them in oversized containers.

If you have the room, expand your planting with a new curved garden bed. Use three or more of these dynamic Hardy Hibiscus in a grouping to maximize your curb appeal.

Try them with Hydrangea for an unforgettable summertime look! Or use them to support one of our expertly crafted Tree-Form Roses for a stratospheric focal point.

In a small yard, compact plants like this are a wonderful choice to soften corners. Plant them at the corner of your garage for a visual blast in an otherwise bland and boring area!

Nothing could be easier that a series of Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus planted along your pool deck! Your guests will have an easy conversation starter with their showy style.

And don't forget to try them near a water feature, whether it be a full-blown pond or just a bubbling fountain. Mars Madness will tolerate life in the splash zone without problem.

With its unique foliage and flower, even a single plant makes the most of a space. They'll grow to form a full, billowy look with large maple-like leaves and outstanding flowers produced from the top to the bottom.

Use one as a focal point in a Meditation Garden or outdoor Yoga Studio. Commune with the butterflies visiting your plant!

#ProPlantTips for Care

For best results over time, give your Hardy Hibiscus a sheltered spot. It will still need good air circulation, but out of the worst of the winds to keep the blooms from getting tattered or torn!

They need at least four hours of sunlight a day. Morning sun is preferred to quickly dry the foliage from any overnight dew.

Plant in soils that drain quickly, although they'll put up with a periodic rainy spell. Container-grown plants should have plenty of drainage holes...and avoid using saucers underneath.

Provide a regular schedule of water to keep them hydrated and happy. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the roots to cut down on surface evaporation.

Remove spent flowers once they are finished for a trim and tidy look. Prune back each of the stems to ground level in early spring.

Please be patient, as they are one of the last plants to get started. By late spring, you'll start seeing new stems emerge from the roots.

Life with the fascinating charm of Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus is a good time! Add these fun, flirty shrubs this season...order yours today!

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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Mars Madness Hardy Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus 'Mars Madness' PP27838
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 4 1/2 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 6 1/2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Bronzy Olive Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No