First To Arrive

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? RICO SUAVE. Even the guys like a bit of gossip.

BLOOM TIME

Spring until First Frost

WATER

Keep soil moist until established

LIGHT

Full sun- 6 or more hours of direct sunlight daily

HARDINESS:

9

POT SIZE:

1 Gallon & 2 Gallon & Deco

SIZE:

4' H x 5' W

SPACING:

3-4'

PRUNE:

As needed and desired to maintain shape

PLANT FOOD:

Hollywood Hibiscus need to be fed with a balanced or low phosphorous fertilizer. 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:

A plant known for its vibrant color scheme, long-lasting blooms and outstanding bud and bloom counts; 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.