More Information About Hibiscus
Hibiscus are wonderful, native plants that are sadly under used in American gardens. The hardy garden hibiscus (rose mallow) is a sun-loving native perennial with wonderful garden potential, because of their huge flowers that grow up to 10 inches wide in a variety of bright colors. Some of the newer hardy hibiscus hybrids also have attractive purple foliage. Let's rectify this inequity and plant hibiscus in our gardens. Hardy Perennials Hibiscus pairs well with brightly colored bog garden plants like canna and colocasia.
Hardy perennial hibiscus plants flower in midsummer and produce nectar for both butterflies and hummingbirds. You can plant hibiscus in almost any location as they grow equally as well in soggy soil or typical garden conditions. It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes it perfect for rain gardens. Although hardy perennial hibiscus emerge from dormancy fairly late, they quickly grow to their mature size. We have trialed many perennial hibiscus species and hybrids, choosing the best ones to offer. Hibiscus plants have many common names, notably the swamp rose mallow - Hibiscus moscheutos, the scarlet rose mallow - Hibiscus coccineus, the confederate rose mallow - Hibiscus mutabilis.
Hibiscus is in the mallow family which includes other popular garden plants. Check out all the mallows here.
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