Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Hibiscus 'Kopper King'

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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(Hibiscus 'Kopper King')
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Genus:  Hibiscus

A hardy hibiscus, 'Kopper King' has leaves that are a coppery red on top and orange-red underneath. Large (10 to 12 inches across) ruffly white to pale pink flowers bloom from midsummer to mid-fall if you deadhead. 'Kopper King' dies back to the ground in autumn and is late to break dormancy in the spring. It should be interplanted with spring bulbs and overplanted with winter annuals; that way you'll get color year round without disturbing the hibiscus. -Pat McKernan, Regional Picks: Lower Plains, Fine Gardening issue #120

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Coppery foliage; large, disc-like flowers that attract butterflies; long bloom period.

Care: 

Provide full sun to partial shade and a moist soil high in organic matter. Generally, if these plants are happy, they won't need staking. Deadhead regularly. 'Kopper King' is slow to break dormancy in spring.

Problems: 

Nothing serious, but watch for the occasional leaf spots, blights, rusts, canker, Japanese beetles, whiteflies, and aphids.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pale Dogwood
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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