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'Disco Belle' begins to bloom in August in Ithaca

Cultivar 'Disco Belle Mixed' in full bloom

Cultivar 'Disco Belle' flowers measure about 8 inches across

Flowers on 'Disco Belle' come in red, pink and white

The species has a similar size and shape, but smaller flowers

Flowers on the species bloom in dark pink and white

'Disco Belle Mixed' Hibiscus moscheutos
Abelmoschus moscheutos 'Disco Belle Mixed'


There is not much written about Abelmoschus mocheutos or its cultivar the F1 hybrid 'Disco Belle Mixed,' perhaps because until recently it has not been hardy in the colder zones. However we found in Ithaca that these hibiscus-type, bush-like perennials grow very nicely in Zone 5.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: As a specimen plant or in groups

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
dark red
Bloom Period:
late summer
early fall
Height: Minimum: 24 inches      Maximum: 55 inches

Width: Minimum: 24 inches     Maximum: 55 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: The F1 hybrids of this species are more showy.

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