Mahogany Splendor Hibiscus
Stand-out foliage, striking texture, and commanding burgundy color make this a remarkable hibiscus to grow. Deeply lobed and serrated leaves grow on bushy plants, towering up to 5 ½’ and spreading up to 3’. Mahogany Splendor brings a sophisticated contrast to any landscape or cut flower arrangement. Also performs exceptionally in containers. Areas with long growing seasons will enjoy large deep-red hibiscus blooms near the end of the season.
Annual, perennial zones 9 and above
Germination: 10-30 days, soaking seeds overnight aids germination
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 18-24” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing is not recommended
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 4-5' by 3'
Spacing: 18-24" apart
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Foliage plant 115-130 days
Uses: Foliage for cutting, bedding plant and containers
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Mulch to maintain the soil moisture. Water well during dry spells. Pinch back new shoots to encourage more branching.