Red Shield is part of the Hibiscus genus and is a Red-leaf hibiscus variety. Its scientific name is Hibiscus acetosella 'Red Shield'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Barn red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Maroon colour. This variety is a Ornamental that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Red Shield is known for its Mound-Forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 3.04 metres (9.88 feet).
Red Shield Red-leaf hibiscus is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow Red-leaf hibiscus 'Red Shield'
Growing Red Shield from seed
Transplanting Red Shield
Harvesting Red Shield
Red-leaf hibiscus 'Red Shield' information
How long does Red Shield take to grow?
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hibiscus, Coppertone mallow
06 May 2012
This plant does not actually like a day of almost 12 hours of sun.
08 Apr 2012
13 Mar 2012
This is a wonderful plant. It adds color to the garden and multiplies very easily from cuttings and seeds.