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Red-leaf hibiscus 'Red Shield'   

Hibiscus acetosella

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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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red Shield have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Red Shield

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Red Shield is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Red Shield are Zone 9 and Zone 11.

Growing Red Shield from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.94 inches (15.24 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.51 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 22°C / 72°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Red Shield

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Red Shield is a tender plant.

Harvesting Red Shield

Other Names for Red-leaf hibiscus 'Red Shield'

hibiscus, Coppertone mallow

Latest Red-leaf hibiscus 'Red Shield' Reviews

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