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Little Zin Hibiscus

Hibiscus acetosella 'Little Zin'

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Little Zin Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Little Zin') at Tagawa Gardens

Little Zin Hibiscus foliage

Little Zin Hibiscus foliage

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Little Zin Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Little Zin') at Tagawa Gardens

Little Zin Hibiscus

Little Zin Hibiscus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  Ball

Description:

This bold plant features foliage similar to Japanese maple; dark red emerging foliage matures to deep burgundy; red flowers bloom sporadically; ideal foliage plant for the mixed garden border or containers

Ornamental Features

Little Zin Hibiscus features subtle red round flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall. Its glossy lobed leaves emerge dark red in spring, turning burgundy in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Little Zin Hibiscus is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Self-Seeding

Little Zin Hibiscus is ideally suited for growing in a pond, water garden or patio water container, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Water Gardens
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

Little Zin Hibiscus will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. As an aquatic plant, it requires a suitable water garden environment and will benefit from special planting and ongoing care practices; consult one of our in-store experts for further details and instructions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Little Zin Hibiscus is a fine choice for the water garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in outdoor pots and containers, aquatic plants like this one will require a special growing environment that meets their requirement for consistent moisture.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Naturalizing  Container  Bog  Water 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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