Purple Hibiscus are an excellent choice for homeowners who want to add beauty and flair to their outdoor landscaping.
The Purple Hibiscus is a tropical shrub that is native in Hawaii and Southern Asia. In the wild, they can grow to be as tall as ten to fifteen feet. During the winter they may need to be brought inside or adequately sheltered. In regions that do not have hard freezes, they can be planted directly in the ground and used as shrubbery and borders in landscapes. What is most desirable about this shrub is the ample amount of large beautiful blooms it produces from early spring into the middle of fall.
A closely related member of the Malvaceae family to the purple hibiscus is the “Rose of Sharon” or Hibiscus syriacus.
According to legend this deciduous shrub originated in Syria, but now is considered native to East Asia in general. Today, the deciduous Rose of Sharon shrubs are cultivated in a wide variety of geographical regions around the world for their flamboyant blossoms and can grow upright eight to ten feet tall and six to eight feet wide. Flowers of the many-stemmed Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea shrubs, appear from June to September. The blossoms range in color from splashy pink to purple, magenta or violet hues. These shrubs may be pruned to shapes like trees or vases. They do well in hot weather but will survive in USDA Hardiness Zone 5. The precisely calibrated soil is not a critical factor in assuring excellent growth and flowering of althea shrubs. In fact, these shrubs are easily transplanted and can provide aesthetically pleasing garden borders and hedge like backyard screens. In the spring, ensure optimal growth and blossoming by pinching back the stems and leaves that have decreased during the winter.
The majestic royal purple blossoms of this colorful hibiscus variety make for brilliant floral arrangements in combination with canary-yellow orchids or lemon-hued irises.
Bouquets including the royal purple variety of hibiscus attractively complement weddings or black-tie events.
Purple Hibiscus Ships As – Bareroot Plant