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Hibiscus

Hibiscus loves sunny spots. Some grow to 6 ft.They have large trumpet shaped flowers of various shades of yellow, orange, red, and pink. It blooms in August and September and longer periods in warmer climates. There are five species, including annual,a perennial an evergreen and two deciduous. There is Hibiscus Huegelii, Mosecheutos, Mutabilis. Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis also known as chinese hibiscus grows to 30 ft.in the tropics and is evergreen. The flowers are 4 to 8″ wide and bloom in the summer.They love well drained soil.

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Pink Hibiscus

There is also Hibiscus Sabdariffa, or Jamaica Flower an annual that grwos to 4 ft. and Hibiscus Syriacus, Rose of Sharon a deciduous grows to 12 ft.with 2 to 3″ wide blooms, this variety grows in sun or part shade.

About Dino Bernardi

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I would read about plants and started gardening and managing a large garden in my teen years planting and growing a variety of plants, flowers and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning and seeing new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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