Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant, but is not necessary for continued bloom. It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. Do not trim back in fall. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. Be advised that Hibiscus is always one of the last perennials to emerge in spring. Be patient, even if you think it is dead, it most likely isn't. Its vigorous growth rate more than makes up for this late start, however. Japanese beetles find these plants especially delicious.
Great in Landscapes.
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Gardeners loved the dark foliage of ‘Summer Storm’ Hibiscus, but it got too big for a small garden space. ‘Perfect Storm’ takes the dark foliage and shrinks it down to a manageable size (about half the height of ‘Summer Storm’).
A naturally compact selection that works well in large containers. Large 7-8”, white flowers with a red eye are produced all over the dense, rounded clump of deep black-purple maple-like leaves.
At 3 feet tall, it will still be the centerpiece of your sunny garden. This beauty demands a presence! ‘Perfect Storm’ has huge, 7-8” wide, white flowers with a bright red eye that radiates out the veins, with the petals edged with pink. Enjoy its blooms from late summer into early fall.
As the name implies this tomato plant can survive some pretty dramatic weather. With sharp flavor and good flesh to seed ratio they can be used in most cooked an raw preparations, and they tend to resist cracking, they even are sunburn resistant when they are hardening off! One year some of the Perfect Storm plants got flooded along with other tomatoes, and the perfect storm was the only type to recover from the stress. The disease resistance also is nothing to be scoffed at, with green lower leaves towards the middle of the season, they make fending off septoria and early blight look easy, with some moderate tolerance of late blight and fusarium wilt. The squat regular leaf bushes send prostrate suckers in every direction and can benefit from staking, but if pruned will not produce well. Although the plants stay small they are indeterminate or semi-determinate, and fruit throughout the season. At least 15 seeds per packet.