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Hibiscus moscheutos Disco Belle Mixed F1 Hybrid
Hardy Perennial/Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Height: 32 inches
Aftercare: Care and Understanding
Ideal for: Accent Plant, Border
Hibiscus seed 'Disco Belle' Mixed is spectacular!
Flowers 9 inches in diameter with dinner plate-like blooms are produced in an impressive mixture of rich colors approx. 4 1/2 months after sowing. Perfect for creating interest in borders, or as a feature plant on the patio.
Sowing time: Sow indoors 8 weeks before last frost in peat pots
Flowers mid summer to first frosts. Soak the seed for 1-2 hours in lukewarm water before sowing the seeds onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix. Cover with 15mm (1/16in) of sowing mix or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 24-27C (75-80F). Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in.) pots. Gradually acclimatize plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk fo frost 30-45cm (12-18in) apart. Can also be grown in large pots on the patio or in a conservatory.