Hibiscus

Hibiscus are amazing. These beautiful plants are famous for their large, colorful flowers and they come in many colors, from solids to tropical cajun colors. They can be red, yellow, white, or peach-colored, and can be as big as 6 inches wide. Choose from our varied selection including a rare, variegated version.

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How to Grow

salmon rose hibiscusSelect a site in full sun. Hibiscus requires six to eight hours of direct sun daily in order to thrive. If you live in an area prone to windy conditions, place plants in protected locations, because flowers are delicate and can be damaged by strong winds.

Hibiscus also does very well in containers. This is a good solution when you wish to enjoy the plants in areas where ground planting isn’t possible. Many people enjoy growing them around swimming pools and on decks and patios. Tropical hibiscus must be kept above freezing. Container growing indoors in cold months is also an option.

Dig a hole in the amended planting site that is as deep as the root ball, and two to three times as wide. Carefully remove the plant from its nursery container and put it in the planting hole. Backfill the planting hole halfway with the soil dug from the hole, and then water well to settle the plant and eliminate any air pockets. Finish filling the hole and pat down the soil around the plant.

If planting more than one, space them at least three to six feet apart so they have room to grow and bloom.

Planting Tips

  • First, always make sure to pick a planting area that is best for the plants growth needs. (ie. soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure and moisture requirements
  • Because roots need room to grow, make sure to always dig a hole the same size deep as the plants root ball and twice as wide
  • Also make sure the plants root ball is even or just above the areas ground level because you don't want to plant too deeply
  • Backfill with the remaining soil and any added mixture like compost, black cow or even regular potting soil
  • Water in the plant well because this will help remove any air pockets that may remain after back-filling.
  • In addition, watering will depend on the type of plant that you planted.
  • Most, but not all, will need a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. if you like in an area with high rainfall, do not over water.
  • Finally, mulching is recommended to deter weeds and keep the moisture content high, also to keep temperatures low.