Hardy Hibiscus ‘Sweet Caroline’


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‘Sweet Caroline’ is a vigorous, sturdy, rounded, somewhat shrubby, woody-based hibiscus cultivar that typically grows to 4-5’ tall and features dinner plate-sized, 5-petaled, hollyhock-like flowers (to 6-8” diameter) which are among the largest flowers produced by any perennial which is hardy to Northern Ohio. Flowers are bright pink with darker veins and dark red eye zones. Overlapping flower petals are partly reflexed and slightly ruffled. Each flower has a prominent and showy creamy white to pale yellow central staminal column. Individual flowers last only one day, but one or more flowers usually open each day, in succession, over a long mid-summer to early fall bloom period.

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Weight 0.000 oz
Latin Name

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Sweet Caroline'

Plant Type



Best in moist, organically rich soils, but does surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as those soils are not allowed to dry out. Regular deep watering is advisable.

Light Requirements


Upright habit.

Plant Height

48 inches

Plant Width

36 inches


Green foliage.


Dinnerplate-sized bright pink flowers with dark veins and a dark red eye. Blooms summer through fall.


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