The Hibiscus 'Cecelia', Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cecelia' (also called China rose and common hibiscus), produces a profusion of large, showy red double flowers, set against a background of dark green foliage.
It blooms from spring through fall when planted in a well drained, full sun planting site. 'Cecelia' has blooms that cover this lovely shrub from early summer-fall; lovely when planted in the landscape or large patio pots.
It will die down to the roots each year only to return bigger and better in the spring.
Apply a layer of organic mulch under plants to prevent moisture loss and weed growth. Water hibiscus when the soil is dry to the touch. The roots must remain constantly moist, but not wet; well-drained soil is key.
Prune 'Cecelia' to keep the plant bushy and full of blooms. Pinch off the tips of branches to encourage multiple growth tips further down the stem.
The exotic blooms and glossy leaves of 'Cecelia' adds a dramatic accent to temperate gardens. The Cecelia hibiscus is a favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers look ideal grown as an accent plant in containers, or near water gardens and ponds.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cecelia'|
|Mature Height||4-5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3-4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|