Hibiscus flower, what you need to know - Landscaping in Durbanville Blog
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Hibiscus flowers might be the most dramatic in the garden and can bloom as large as a child’s head in gorgeous colors. The hibiscus plant itself is large and dramatic, and it needs plenty of space to show off. Although the huge funnel-shape flowers of the hibiscus plant seldom last more than a day, they are abundant and the hibiscus plant blooms over several weeks.

The large leaves of hibiscus flowers tend to draw Japanese beetles. A hibiscus plant needs plenty of water, so grow it in rich, loose, well-drained soil where you can water it easily and regularly during dry spells.


TYPE: Perennial

HEIGHT: From 3 to 20 feet

WIDTH: 3-5 feet wide

FLOWER COLOR: Pink, Red, White

SEASONAL FEATURES: Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom

SPECIAL FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance

ZONES: 6-11


More varieties of Hibiscus

‘Blue River II’ hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ’Blue River II’ shows off 10-inch-wide, pure-white hibiscus blooms on 6-foot stems in midsummer to fall. Zones 5-10
‘Fireball’ hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ’Fireball’ is one of the most stunning perennial hibiscus plants. It bears bold red flowers to 12 inches across on 5-foot-tall stems. It grows 3 feet wide. Zones 5-9
_Hibiscus makinoi_
Hibiscus makinoi shows off large pink flowers to 5 inches wide. This hibiscus plant bears fuzzy green foliage and can grow 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 7-10
‘Lord Baltimore’ hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ’Lord Baltimore’ bears 10-inch-wide, bright cherry-red flowers on 4-foot stems in midsummer to fall. Zones 5-10
‘Luna Pink Swirl’ hibiscus
Hibiscus ’Luna Pink Swirl’ is a compact selection bearing 8-inch-wide flowers in pink and white. This hibiscus plant grows 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-10
‘Luna Red’ hibiscus
Hibiscus ’Luna Red’ is a compact selection at 2-3 feet tall. Its 8-inch, deep burgundy flowers bloom from midsummer to fall. Zones 5-10
White rose mallow
Hibiscus coccineus albus is a Texas native that offers pure white flowers from summer to fall. This hibiscus plant loves moist soil and grows 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Zones 6-11
‘Strawberry Swirl’ hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos ’Strawberry Swirl’ offers creamy-pink and white flowers with red centers and maple-shape foliage. This hibiscus plant grows 4 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-10
Scarlet rose mallow
Hibiscus coccineus is a dramatic plant that grows to 7 feet tall and bears 5-inch, brilliant red flowers in summer. Zones 7-9
pink hibiscus flower

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