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Hibiscus 'Fleming Little Prince'

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Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus (Hibiscus 'Fleming Little Prince') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus flowers

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus

Group/Class:  Fleming Series

Description:

This compact hardy hibiscus features very showy hot lavender-pink blooms with deep red centers; attractive, small, maple shaped leaves; ideal for the mixed garden border or massed; do not allow to dry to wilting point

Ornamental Features

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus features bold lavender round flowers with cherry red eyes and hot pink edges at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its small glossy lobed leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. 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

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Fleming™ Little Prince Hibiscus will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

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