Hibiscus acetosella
“Red-leaf Hibiscus”

Hibiscus acetosella Red Leaf HibiscusHibiscus acetosella Red Leaf Hibiscus

A stunning deep red foliage (and stemmed) plant from Africa. Growing to 4’ tall and 30” wide, its showy leaves are maple-like and the 2” flowers, borne in the leaf axils are dark red, too. Grows quickly to 4-5’ tall. Great back of the border plant to add depth with its dark foliage and also looks great as the foundation for a showy tropical container planting. Great in an infinite number of combinations -  try Agastache ‘Golden Jubilee’, Cerinthe major purpurescens, Cosmos ‘Orange’- whatever you can dream up!  “Red-Leaf Hibiscus” should be cut to the ground before Winter. Bloom time is Fall, or late Summer. Frost tender, but gardeners in colder zones often grow it as an annual for its bold foliage.


Avg. Water/Moist

 USDA Zones 9-11
(annual elsewhere)