Did you know you can have the look of the tropics in your own back yard? Hardy Hibiscus are a stunning perennial with enormous dinner plate size blooms.
Hardy Hibiscus thrives best in well drained soil, amended with organic matter. Hardy Hibiscus can be panted anytime the plants are available. Best selection at Kennedy’s is usually June/July when they start to produce buds. To plant, dig a hole double the size of the pot and set the plant in, the crown of the plant should rest just at or above the soil surface. Press the new loose dirt around the plant and water. If you water and the base of the plant shows, add more soil.
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If you are planting multiple Hibiscus, space plants 2 to 3 ft apart in the garden. Although the plant maybe small, these beauties reach 36” – 72” Tall, depending on variety and age. Hardy Hibiscus is slow to emerge in cold springs or early summers, so be patient. You might not see leaves until late May. Hardy Hibiscus does best in full sun. Anything less than 6-8 will affect flower production. Hibiscus should be planted alone, or in the middle or back of perennial flower beds.