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Hollywood First to Arrive Hibiscus rosa-sinensis '12002’ PP27304

FIRST TO ARRIVE knows that every party host worries nobody is going to show up, so he’s always on time (never early) and bearing an excellent host(ess) gift. His classic style lends an air of sophistication to every soiree, but he’s an easy guest to keep happy and will bloom his head off when given plenty of sun and liquid refreshments. (Ahem.) You’ll find FIRST TO ARRIVE playing poker with FIRECRACKER, HOT SHOT, and PLAYBOY every Wednesday night. The number one topic? SUGAR DADDY™. Even the guys like a bit of gossip.

You might be FIRST TO ARRIVE if:

  • You’re the perfect party guest—on time and with a fabulous hostess gift.
  • You have a standing night out with your friends.
  • Your tastes are refined, but uncomplicated.

Bloom time: Spring 'til first frost

Light: Full Sun-6 of more hours of direct sunlight daily

Hardiness: Zone 9-Protect your patio planters by bringing them  indoors in the winter.

Size: 3' H x 3' W when planted in the landscape. Patio plantings can be pruned to maintain an optimal size

Spacing: 3-4'

Water: Keep soil moist until established

Prune: As needed and desired to maintain shape

Plant Food:  Apply slow release once per year in early Spring

Mulch: Keep a layer of mulch around the base of the plant year-round to conserve water and reduce weeds.

Ideas for Use: Hollywood Hibiscus are perfect to add to your landscape as colorful tropical annuals, and also make beautiful container plants to display on your patio or around your pool.