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How to Add Tropical Colors to Your Patio or Garden

Howdy Gardeners,

Adding color to your garden or patio can seem like a mystery because we wonder what will be hardy, last long, and have a look that is eye catching and new. If you’re looking for a tropical plant that might be worth looking at is a Hibiscus Hybrid.



This long blooming hardy Hibiscus produces very large 7-8”, white flowers with magenta tipped, ruffled petals and a magenta veining radiating out from the cherry red eye. It will be the star of your garden when in bloom and form a large, bushy, shrub-like clump of dark green foliage.



Hibiscus love the sun and need moist, well-drained soil. Keeping these plants watered will result in larger flowers and lush foliage. Deadheading will improve the appearance of the plant. Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b.




It is best to plant Hibiscus in the garden before the heat of the summer arrives, and should be heavily mulched the first winter. In spring, cut back any remaining stems before new growth appears. A strong pair of loppers or a saw will be necessary to cut this plant back. If you live in an area with cold winters I recommend planting in a large pot that you can move into the garage during snow.


Happy Gardening,

Coach Dave

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Posted 2015-06-26T00:53:04+0000  by Dave_HD_OC Dave_HD_OC