Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'

Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'

You will love the short but full, compact habit and scarlet red flowers of this new Hibiscus selection from the Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizing program.  It represents a breakthrough in WGI Hibiscus hybridizing and an improvement over older cultivars with its pristine habit and substantial flowering ability over a long bloom period. 

Since it is an indeterminate bloomer, the flowers are produced at the nodes all up the flowering stems rather than just at the top like some other cultivars.   Near-black buds open to glossy, deep scarlet red, 7-8 inch wide flowers with heavily overlapping petals.  These dramatic blossoms cover the plant from midsummer to early fall.  They are set against a perfect backdrop of glossy deep green, leathery, maple-like leaves with slight purple overtones.

'Cranberry Crush' has been selected by gardening expert P. Allen Smith for his Platinum Collection.  Here's what P. Allen has to say about this fabulous plant:

"A colossus in the garden!  Extraordinary