Toll Free: 1-877-489-7333
The saucer shaped flowers are white or light pink with purple stripes, arranged on long 2-3 foot spikes. They are produced with great freedom all summer long. An easy to grow 3-4 foot tall biennial or short-lived perennial, 'Zebrina' will usually self-sow and return year after year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Organically grown. Tough, free-flowering plants produce purple hibiscus-like flowers veined in deep plum all summer. Excellent cut flowers. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall, are striking in borders or backgrounds. "Bibor Felho" is translated as "Purple Haze." First year flowering biennial, or short-lived perennial that usually self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
Sow seed in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70-75° F. germination is in 14-28 days. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12-24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Comments: Full or part sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils as long as drainage is good. Moderate to average water, will tolerate short periods of drought. Feed with all purpose fertilizer before growth begins in spring. Flowers are excellent for cutting, attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Remove old blooms or cut plants back to encourage repeat flowering. Often self-sows.