Hibiscus, Hardy (Hibiscus)
Hibiscus, Hardy Plant FeaturesYou don't need to move to Hawaii to enjoy the big, bold flowers of hibiscus in your garden. That's because hardy hibiscus is so tough the plant will come back year after year as far north as zone 5. And, like its showy tropical cousin, hardy hibiscus produces dinner-plate sized blooms all summer long. Hardy hibiscus is easy to grow in any sunny spot where it has space to spread out. This plant grow 3 to 6 feet tall and wide so give it plenty of room. Hardy hibiscus colors include white, red, pink, and bi-color. It's a popular plant with hummingbirds and butterflies. Hardy from zones 5-9.
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Hibiscus, Hardy Growing InstructionsPlant hardy hibiscus in a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. It likes slightly moist, well-drained soil, so keep the plants mulched to maintain consistent soil moisture. Once established, hardy hibiscus is relatively drought resistant, but the plants bloom more profusely when it's hot and wet. In the northern parts of its range, hardy hibiscus can be slow to break dormancy in the spring so be patient. Some plants may not put out new growth until June, but because it is a super fast grower, hardy hibiscus will be in full bloom by August.
Hardy hibiscus is not intended for animal or human consumption.
Complement your Hibiscus, HardyCanna
If you live in a hot, humid climate, try planting Canna Lily and Hardy Hibiscus together for a stunning tropical display.
The tall flower spikes of Garden Phlox look terrific planted near Hardy Hibiscus.
Bee Balm and Hardy Hibiscus both have American roots and share the same cultural needs.