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A Taste of the Tropics! Hibiscus For Sale At Nature Hills!

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The Hibiscus family is a broad range of plants with enormous satellite-like blossoms in eye-popping hues! From Native Rose Mallows, to Hardy Perennial Hibiscus, to their Tropical Hibiscus cousins, you'll find a wide selection of incredible plants to suit your every desire!

Hardy Hibiscus differ from Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) in that they thrive in non-tropical climates, growing from the roots year after year despite USDA hardiness zones 4 to 6 winters! Hardy Hibiscus is also known as Rose Mallow or Swamp Mallow and are native to North America, and therefore love moist soil but they also take a page from their Tropical side and shine in the hottest heat and brightest sun all day without fading or wilting away!

One of the earliest promoters of Hardy Hibiscus was John Bartram (1699-1777). He gathered wild versions of the hibiscus and introduced them to the rest of the world. Modern cultivars began with Robert Darby who introduced the Lady and Lord Baltimore Hibiscus and they are still popular today!

Hardy Hibiscus blooms are large, ranging from 3 to 4 inches across to 10 to 12 inches across! The blooms are delicate, tissue-like, sometimes silky, sometimes crinkly, but always colorful!

The colors range from gleaming white, blush and hot pink, radiant magenta and red, to bi-colored, purple and plum! Each with a dramatic red-to-magenta eye at the center that acts like a bullseye for Pollinators like butterflies, bees, and Hummingbirds! It's unfortunate these blooms don't smell, but they are packed full of nectar and pollen goodness on their elongated and ornamental center stamen!

Plant sizes are varied and range from large to more compact sizes. Even though the plants have woody stems, they die back to the ground each winter and are classified as perennials.

Hardy Hibiscus begins blooming in mid-summer and blooms until the first frost. While Tropical Hibiscus blooms consistently nearly all year round when happy! Each flower lasts for only one day but each plant can produce hundreds of flowers!

Planting and Application:

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These are supremely exotic specimens and accent plants! Creating seasonal displays of dramatic color that won't break the bank or your back! Hardy Hibiscus adds a shocking burst of color to the sun landscape with ease!

Try smaller-sized Hibiscus for containers and container gardening, or larger shrub-like forms for hedging and privacy! Mix it up and create a rainbow array of colors that will have you surrounded in color all growing season long! Use the Height and Width toggles to the left of this page to find the Hibiscus perfect for your landscape no matter how much room you have for it to grow!

Loving moist soil, Hardy Hibiscus look great in Rain gardens and Cottage borders, but their love of sun makes them ideal as tropical accent plants around the pooldeck or back porch! Plant these carefree perennials as screening and privacy where you need it most. Groupings in the Pollinator border, backdrops to the Rose garden, or as a large focal point in your Perennial garden - The choice is yours!

  • Large Hot Pink Blooms & Red Eyes
  • Attracts Butterflies & Pollinators - Not Deer & Rabbits
  • Fast Growing & Long-Lasting Flowering Display
  • Dramatic Near-Black Burgundy/Purple Foliage
  • Low-Growing Rounded Mounded Form
  • Fantastic Large Planter Thrillers, Backdrops, Seasonal Hedges & Bold Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perennial Hibiscus and Tropical Hibiscus plants need full sun for the most blooms and strongest growth. Some Hardy Hibiscus moscheutos can even handle some afternoon shade or part sun too!

Plant in any kind of well-drained soil with regular moisture availability all growing season long. Use lifelong symbiotic support of Nature Hills Root Booster at the time of planting and top-dress the site with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for best results!

Prune Hardy Hibiscus in the early spring before new growth begins to emerge - but be patient. These plants can be one of the last perennials to emerge, but once they do - they grow fast! Tropical Hibiscus can be pruned in the late winter or early spring. There is usually no need to deadhead these plants, but Perennial Hibiscus can have ornamental seed pods that look great as winter interest, but their seeds in some situations can come up in the spring, so you can deadhead them in the fall if desired.

Big Tropical Blooms - Exotic Vacation Level Maintenance!

You'll not have to lift a finger to enjoy these big bold blooms! Live large by ordering Tropical and Hardy Hibiscus plants for your landscape from NatureHills.com today!

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