Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus

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Not all stars are cold...some are actually red-hot! The Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus x 'Starry Starry Night') delivers exceptional performance for your summer garden! Stellar pale-pink blooms develop from the top of the plant...all the way down to the bottom. Not all Hardy Hibiscus plants can do that, but that one trait takes a giant leap forward.

The blooms themselves are the size of dinner plates! Overlapping petals swirl open to reveal a rose-pink eye surrounding a tubular stamen. Over the long season of bloom, you'll be awestruck by the sheer floriferous nature of this improved native perennial. Beyond the bloom, the butterflies also offer a pretty display as they visit to gather nectar.

But that's not the only winning attribute of the top-rated Starry Night. After all, stars shine brightest against the dark backdrop of the night. These ethereal pink-blended blooms really "pop" against the dark purple leaves. Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus offers some of the very darkest foliage on the's almost black!

The dark foliage color stays true in the hot climate of USDA Zone 9. But Starry Night is tough enough to handle the frigid winter temperatures of Zone 4. Growing into a neat and tidy 3-4 feet tall and wide upright mound, this herbaceous perennial

Planting and Application:

The upright, tight branch structure makes this superstar an incredible choice to place in large outdoor containers. Place them where you have full sun to partial shade for an eye-catching focal point. You aren't limited by small yards or land ownership either! Keep Hardy Hibiscus in containers on your balcony to rocket your Apartment Life into a new dimension!

The glorious pink blooms partner so well with just about any other flower color. Put them in a Bali-style subtropical landscape or around the pool deck with hot orange and red blooms. Add them for a deliciously dark layer in a Cottage Garden. Starry Nights embolden a mix of pastels and jewel-toned plants in a mixed perennial border.

Place them in front of larger Ornamental Grasses for an effective contrast around your entertainment area. Savor the long days spent outside with family and friends! Hummingbirds and Butterflies visit the blooms, too!

Use these as a draw to bring pollinators to your "Second Season" of planting in your annual Victory Garden. They make an exceptional low-growing flowering hedge to hide some of the more utilitarian aspects of growing vegetables. Plant them 30 inches apart for a solid screen that dazzles the eye!

Rain Gardens are another chance to make the most of the power of these plants due to their tolerance of moist soil. Use several in a mass planting on the berm to help control erosion and filter water runoff. Coastal gardeners won't need to worry either, and these salt-tolerant perennials thrive along salted streets or sidewalks too!

Of course, you can give this desirable plant as a gift! Beginners love them for their ease of care, and experienced gardeners can't get enough of the unique colorway. The maple-shaped leaves look beautiful, even when Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus isn't in bloom. They'll add an atmospheric visual impact to your borders, beds, and containers!

  • Pale Pink Blooms 8- Inches Across
  • Features Dark Red Eye & Dark Pink Veining
  • Starts Blooming in Midsummer - Lasts Through Fall!
  • Incredibly Dark Foliage & Compact, Upright Shape
  • Long-Lasting Nectar for Pollinators & Hummingbirds
  • Low Hedges, Specimens, Containers & Mass Plantings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Provide full sun or partial shade for your Hardy Hibiscus. They'll flower best with more sun, but perform in at least four hours of sunlight. If possible, plant them in well-drained soil that quickly dries out after rainfall. Luckily, thank your Starry Night for their adaptability to occasionally wet and dry soils. Consistent watering will keep your plant stress-free. Apply a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the top of the roots...pulling them back away from the roots.

As flowers are done, remove them for a more manicured look, then in early spring, trim down all the stems to the ground. Watch for the new growth to come up from the roots. Please be patient, as they are one of the last plants to start growing in spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Widely Adaptable Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade
  • Dies To The Ground Each Winter - Prune Early Spring
  • Carefree Perennial - Very Cold-Hardy & Heat-Tolerant

How many stars are in the Milky Way? Not as many as there are flowers on a Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus! Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus is in fierce demand all across the country so order yours today at Nature Hills Nursery!

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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Starry Night Hardy Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus 'Starry Starry Night'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 1/2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 1/2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Veined Pinks
Foliage Color Near-Black
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring