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Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus

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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 plant is both an annual and perennial herbaceous plant growing 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 the Fischer's double tropical hibiscus. It comes from the Malvaceae family of plants.


Purple Hibiscus Bloom Time


In the early summer and early fall expect to see the shrub in full bloom. Only leafy dark green foliage remains in the late fall and winter. This plant grows very fast and can be grown in containers, near garden ponds, in outdoor living areas, as landscape borders and in perennial gardens. Its optimal growing zones are from zone 9a to 10b, tropical and subtropical regions. The Hibiscus is a national flower for many countries, Haiti, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Solomon Islands.

Where To Plant Purple Hibiscus


It prefers six hours per day in full sun or mostly 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 shrub grows to 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 amount of watering and when planted in a landscape will draw butterflies, hummingbirds and song birds to your garden.

Tending To Purple Hibiscus


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 to the first frost. To maintain a healthy looking plant, thin out the plant regularly. It can't thrive when the foliage is too dense.

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Frances Patrick
PURPLE ROSE OF SHARON

This plant arrived quite promptly and well packaged. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing this shrub is as it slowly mature.

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