Midnight Marvel Hibiscus


The marvelous new ‘Midnight Marvel’ combines some of the best genetics from our most popular Walters Gardens, Inc. Hibiscus introductions.  From ‘Summer Storm’ it inherits very deep wine purple, dissected maple-like foliage that is thick and leathery. From a distance, it appears a bit darker purple than ‘Summer Storm’.  Like many perennials with purple foliage, this one needs to be exposed directly to UV light (grown in full sun) to achieve the darkest foliage color. From ‘Cranberry Crush’ it inherits very similar glossy, black-red buds which open to 8-9”, deep scarlet red flowers.  The habit is relatively compact, measuring in at 4’ tall x 4½’ wide which is intermediate in size between its parents. Since this variety is an indeterminate bloomer (has buds at several nodes up the stem), it blooms for an extended period from midsummer into early fall.  We have been incredibly impressed by the growth and performance of ‘Midnight Marvel’ and think you will be equally delighted! 




4.0 Feet




4.5 Feet


Hardiness Zones:




Flower Color:


Red shades

Foliage Color:


Purple shades



Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:


Average Water Needs

Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality:


Poor Soil Quality

Average Soil Quality

Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:


Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)




Late Summer

Early Fall

Long Blooming

Attracts Wings:


Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistant:


Deer Resistant

Growth Rate:



Garden Style:




Other Features:


Bog Plant

Border Plant


Focal Point


Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus #3


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