Hibiscus – Lil’ Kim® Red

Garden Height
36 - 48
48 - 60
36 - 48
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Pink, Red
Light Level
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Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Fun Facts Rose of Sharon is related to okra and the plant used to make marshmallows.

Heat Tolerant

Small / Miniature

Maintenance Notes
Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow - plant in full sun for best flowering. Pruning is rarely needed, but early spring is the best time to prune if you'd like to do so. These plants are very long-lived.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 2

Fertilization 200 - 300

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish, 1 ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Hibiscus are a genus that really benefits from a light pruning since a hard or traditional shearing will shut them down for 3-4 weeks.

Pest and Disease Management
Aphids, Whiteflies and thrips can be problematic

Grower Tips
Say hello to the first dwarf Rose of Sharon! Lil' Kim is unique little shrub with dainty little white flowers punctuated with a showy red eye. The plant appear to be a polyploid because it has thick, dark green leaves and the flowers last for three days instead of the typical one day before falling. Be sure to add supplemental micronutrients to your fertilizer solution for best results. Hibiscus are very heavy feeders, light colored foliage coloration and yellowing of veins is an indication for underfeeding. Yellowing in the veins can be an indicator of underfeeding. Best if planted in well-drained soil. Does not like to be extremely wet or dry. Prune in late winter or early spring and apply a shrub fertilizer in early spring for the best show of flowers. Has moderate growth habit.

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