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Plum Fantasy Rose Mallow
Giant 8-inch Blooms!

Plum Fantasy Rose Mallow

Left Alone by Deer but Visited by Butterflies!

Ideal for waterside plantings, damp soils, and the consistently moist border
A showstopper that every garden deserves, 'Plum Fantasy' is a large Rose Mallow with oversized 7- to 8-inch blooms of richest magenta-purple. From midsummer through early fall, these tropical-looking flowers swirl open each morning, dazzling in their crepe-paper like texture and unbelievably saturated color. A good choice for wet soils, this perennial is certain to be the talking point of the sunny garden.

'Plum Fantasy' thrives in consistently moist to damp and even wet soils, making a delightful waterside planting, beautifying the area around the leaky garden tap, and thriving in the moist sunny border. In full bloom it reaches 4 to 5 feet high and nearly as wide, simply covered in dinner-plate sized blooms! An imposing presence you will come to cherish, 'Plum Fantasy' is the sort of plant to design an entire accent grouping around.

The flowers begin in midsummer in most areas, continuing through the awkward late summer to early fall doldrums and only ceasing when the temperatures really drop. Very fast-growing, it puts on a show from a young age, and is left alone by nibbling deer. Butterflies adore this plant!

The only maintnance required (beyond consistently moist soil that is never allowed to dry out) of 'Plum Fantasy' is an annual late winter pruning. This will improve both the number and size of the blooms, and keep the plant looking full and fresh. Enjoy this oversized, colorful showpiece! Zones 4-9.

Genus Hibiscus
Variety 'Plum Fantasy'
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
PlantHeight 4 ft - 5 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
BloomSize 7 in - 8 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended
BloomColor Dark Magenta
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Border
Restrictions Arizona, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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