Hibiscus Seeds - Mahogany Splendor
USDA Zones: 9 - 10
Height: 36 - 60 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through fall
Bloom Color: Maroon
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover lightly, seed should be visible
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
Care & Maintenance: Hibiscus
Hibiscus (Hibiscus Acetosella Mahogany Splendor) - If you have never grown Hibiscus from flower seeds, then let this be your first time! This tropical plant shoots up in no time, adds color to the garden for months, and needs almost no care to keep it happy. Grow this Hibiscus seed and you have got one of the showiest red-leaf plants available.
Mahogany Splendor features deep burgundy, maple-shaped leaves with serrated edges which is an attractive look similar to a Japanese Maple. Ideally suited to the landscape, this drought and heat-resistant Hibiscus also combines well in containers with other vigorous sun-loving plants. Can be grown directly in the water as a pond plant.
Growing Hibiscus seeds is not complicated. Start the Hibiscus seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost is predicted. Most gardeners recommend nicking the flower seeds with a knife and soaking over night in warm water. Sow the flower seeds into small pots or starter trays using well-draining, sterile potting mix. Lightly cover the seed and keep moist, but not soggy. The seeds can actually rot if the soil is too wet. Keeping the temperature consistently warm and the soil consistently moist will aid germination. After seedlings have developed and there are several sets of true leaves with the stems having begun to harden and become woody, the young Hibiscus plant can be moved to larger pots or to a protected place in the garden. These tender young plants should be introduced to the sun gradually over several days. At this point a water soluble fertilizer can be used.