1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

tropical hibiscus

Hibiscus species

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Zone 9 – 10
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Hibiscus is a very hardy, versatile plant with an upright, shrubby habit that can grow up to 6 ft tall. Adapts to patio and container gardens in cramped urban spaces. In tropical conditions, it can enhance the beauty of any garden as the Hibiscus is a perennial and flowers throughout the year. Hibiscus are an excellent choice for growers who are just getting started.

Hibiscus acetosella ‘Red Shield’ sports dark purple foliage and magenta-red flowers.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Snow Queen’ has bright green and white variegated foliage with red blooms.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Orange sports sherbet orange blooms over green foliage.

Bring potted hibiscus indoors when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. Place the pot near a south-facing window that receives all-day sunlight. Some leaf drop after bringing a plant indoors is normal. If the plant drops all its leaves, reduce water but don’t allow the soil to dry out completely. Resume fertilizer and up the watering when the plant begins producing a new flush of growth in spring. Plants go semi-dormant in winter, so they only need watering when the soil feels dry.