Plant of the Week: Hibiscus
Hibiscus is the classic flower of the South! It is an outstanding plant that is much loved for its large bold flowers that bring the tropics to any landscape setting. It is an easy plant to grow if located in full sun and fertilized with slow release bloomer several times during the growing season. When planting, you should avoid northern exposures, and if you live on salt water, plant back from the dunes.
If Hibiscus gets frost damaged, established plants recover very quickly in spring. If it’s color in a hot sunny spot that you would like, this is great plant to consider. Hibiscus also make an excellent container plant, for those customers that are lucky enough to have deer. Growth on Hibiscus can be up to 6 foot or more tall with 4 feet wide however can be clipped and kept shorter quite easily.
Hibisicus comes in a whole range of colors and flower styles from single to doubles.