The brilliant flowers and lush foliage of these hardy, low-maintenance plants will bring warmth and colour to your garden for many weeks during their summer blooming season. Expect to share your hibiscus with hummingbirds and butterflies; they love the brilliant blossoms. Relax and enjoy your summer garden amid the massive, colourful flowers produced by these perennials.
Hibiscus plants bloom from mid summer to early fall, producing several generations of 7 to 10 inch, disk- or trumpet-shaped flowers. Crimson, magenta, and plum varieties make spectacular specimen plants, while delicate pink and elegant white varieties, planted in groups, create masses of softer colour. If your garden space is limited, use container-planted hibiscus to create a bright oasis on your patio. When selecting locations, be sure you allow adequate space for these plants. Many varieties are 4 to 5 feet tall and spread to 60 inches.