Purple Hibiscus


Purple Hibiscus-Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis

Rosa-Sinensis means rose of China, where it has been cultivated for centuries and the region where it originated. The purple Hibiscus is a tropical perennial shrub. This annual and perennial herbaceous plant grows into small trees or woody Shrubs.

The plant is renowned for its showy flowers, which are large trumpet-shaped petals in groups of five or more. It's also known as the tropical Hibiscus and Fischer's double tropical Hibiscus. It comes from the Malvaceae family of plants.

Expect to see the shrub fully bloom in the early summer and fall. Only leafy dark green foliage remains in the late fall and winter. This plant multiplies and can be grown in containers near garden ponds, outdoor living areas, landscape borders, and Perennial Gardens.

Its optimal growing zones range from 9a to 10b, tropical and subtropical regions. The Hibiscus is a national flower of many countries, including Haiti, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Solomon Islands.

Purple Hibiscus prefers six hours per day in full sun

They also like sunny areas with well-drained loamy, sandy, or silty soil.

The soil's pH should be 6-8. It's very resistant to heat. The purple Hibiscus grows 5 to 6 feet high with a width of 4 to 6 feet. In the wild, they grow up to 32 feet. The shrub grows fast, needs the average watering, and, when planted in a landscape, will draw butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds to your garden.

 To propagate the purple Hibiscus, the gardener can plant its seeds, use grafting, cuttings, tissue culture, and air-layering. The Hibiscus blooms from late June to early August through the first frost. To maintain a healthy-looking plant, thin out the plant regularly.

Purple Hibiscus Can't Thrive When The Foliage Is Too Dense