Hibiscus

Hibiscus loves sunny spots. Some grow to 6 ft. They have a large trumpet-shaped flower 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, Hibiscus Mosecheutos, Hibiscus Mutabilis. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis also is 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 grows 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

Dino
I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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