Brilliant is a vigorous, well-branched, evergreen shrub noted for its bold, cardinal red flowers upto 6 inch across. The slightly overlapping petals are ruffled and partially reflexed. Adding contrast is a long red floral tube lined with bottlebrush of yellow anthers and red stigmas. Delicate splashes of cream from the central eye dot the scarlet blooms, adding to its unique charm.
Also known as a “poodle flower,” this variety is a vigorous grower, and in the right conditions can reach six to eight feet tall at maturity, with a four to five-foot spread. Bright green foliage offsets the vibrant red blooms.
Hibiscus is heat tolerant and prefers neutral to acidic, well-drained soil and full sun.
Being a fast growing plant, hibiscus prefer well drained rich soil and regular watering. Thoroughly water to moisten the entire root-ball each time you water. Allow the soil to become slightly dry between watering approximately to a depth of between 1/2" deep for small containers to 1" deep for large containers. Never keep the soil soggy. Avoid using a saucer or empty any excess water from it 30-40 minutes after watering.
Ideal for container plant or mixed border. Hibiscus plants are almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.