Jazzberry Jam Rose Mallow
Blooms reach 9 inches and counting!
Plant Patent Applied For.
This new Hibiscus has so many merits, it's tempting just to say, "You must try it!" For one, it's a full zone cold hardier than all others, surviving in zone 4 without a hitch. For another, it's half the size of most others, just 4 to 5 feet tall and wide. For yet another, its ruffled magenta blooms reach 9 inches or more across -- some of the largest and most beautiful in the family! What's not to love about American-bred 'Jazzberry Jam'?!
Without a doubt the cold-hardiest Hibiscus yet, 'Jazzberry Jam' brings the joy of this tropical-looking shrub into the far north! From midsummer into autumn, it sets masses upon masses of giant blooms. The growing and flowering season may be a bit shorter in the colder climates, but these blooms are large, profuse, and showstopping in any setting, and 'Jazzberry Jam' is certain to become the focal point of the sunny garden!
At just 4 to 5 feet high and 5 feet wide, it's also one of the most compact Hibiscus we've ever grown. You can put it into a large container and move it from patio to poolside to front yard, as you please. It won't take over smaller-space gardens, and can become the center of accent plantings in not much space at all. What a nice way to squeeze an over-the-top beauty into a tight spot!
Best of all are the blooms, though. A blinding shade of magenta, they offer oversized petals with neat ruffles around the edges and the fascinating crepe-papery look beloved of Hibiscus. We give their diameter as 9 inches to be conservative -- you'll find some foot-wide blooms before the first few seasons are out, and the flowers only improve in number and size as the shrub matures!
Tolerant of heat and humidity, attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, and disdained by nibbling deer, Hibiscus is a must-have for the sun-soaked garden. It needs moisture to flower its best, but beyond that is left alone by most pests and diseases, and asks for very little to put on a spectacle that lasts until frost in warmer climates. Simply prune it back to about 3 to 5 inches from the ground in late winter or early spring each year, and it will reward you with more branches and blooms than ever!
'Jazzberry Jam' is a garden-maker, a touchstone shrub that will define a look for your landscape. Please order it promptly this season to avoid disappointment. Zones 4-9.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer - Late Fall|
|Plant Height||4 ft - 5 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Hedge, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands|