The hardy hibiscus makes it possible to add a tropical touch even to gardens in temperate climates! Their gorgeous, showy flowers bloom for quite a long time beginning in midsummer and continuing on until the first frost. Sometimes this plant can be somewhat slow to emerge, not appearing until late spring or early summer. All that is needed is a little bit of patience and you'll have flowers to boast about! Plant bare roots just an inch or two below the ground's surface in well-drained soil, approximately 24 to 36" apart.
Water Requirements once established
Remove spent flowers after blooming
Cut back in Fall
Suggested for beginners
A light layer of mulch in the fall can help to protect this plant from any possibility of an extremely severe winter.