Tropical Hibiscus

Enjoy an island getaway in your landscape with beautiful Tropical Hibiscus. These amazing blooms are full of bright and bold colors that will easily transform your garden to a tropical haven.

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Characteristics

Species: rosa-sinensis

Plant Height: 12-48 in.

Spread: 24-60 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: Upright

Summer Foliage Color: Dark Green

Minimum Sunlight: Full Sun

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

Nothing takes the summer garden to another latitude than Tropical Hibiscus. Gardeners can choose from the brightest and boldest colors of the season that give the taste of the tropics!

Landscape Attributes

Tropical Hibiscus are semi-tropical. The shrubs produce daily flowers spring to fall, and most hibiscus blooms last one day. A cut flower also will last a day - without water - simply placed on a table or displayed in a bowl. Or you can use hibiscus with other blooms in a floral arrangement. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration; Insects Disease. Tropical Hibiscus is recommended for landscape applications; Mass Planting, Border Edging, General Garden Use, Container Planting.

Features & Attributes

Tropical Hibiscus will grow to be about 3-5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3-4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate. This plant does best in full sun when planted in the landscape, partial shade when planted into a container. Tropical Hibiscus requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Tropical Hibiscus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.