|Latin name:||Hibiscus grandiflorus 'Kopper King'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||August - September|
|Growing Height:||90 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||50 - 60 cm|
The giant hibiscus 'Kopper King' loves the sun but prefers a warm sheltered spot. Near a south facing wall is ideal. Provide a humus rich soil. You can improve garden soil by mixing in some compost or potting compost. Hibiscus grandiflorus 'Kopper King' is a beautiful garden shrub, but looks great in a planter on the patio. When planting in pots always use fresh potting compost.
Giant hibiscus 'Kopper King' makes a great tub plant
The Hibiscus grandiflorus ‘Kopper King’ is a rather exotic shrub, a perfect choice for a pot plant. Choose a pot that complements the beautiful red and white flowers. For a lovely display on the patio, combine the hibiscus with the tropical Bougainvillea and the Chilean Jasmine (Mandevilla).
Deadheading the faded flowers before they begin to form seeds will help to encourage more flowers and maintain the appearance of the Hibiscus grandiflorus 'Kopper King'. Water regularly to prevent the roots from drying out. It is recommended to add plant nutrition along with water on a regular basis. If planted in a pot, we recommend that you do not rotate it as this can cause the flowers to drop off as they always turn to the light. In summer protect the plant from bright sunlight. Flowering begins in summer and lasts until autumn.
Hibiscus during winter
As this giant hibiscus is a perennial, the stems above ground will die off prior to the arrival of winter. Next spring new shoots will appear from the roots. Protect the roots against severe frost with a layer of fallen leaves or straw. In a pot, it would be best to over winter your Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’ in a cool, sheltered place, protected from frost.
This imposing shrub has large spectacular flowers with white petals accented by a red heart. The colourful foliage is a coppery-red on both the upper and underside of the leaves. Thanks to this remarkable leaf colour together with the magnificent flowers you have the perfect combination! Just like the Abutilon, hibiscus is part of the mallow family.