Plants in Our Garden – Hibiscus

I love Hibiscus as they look so exotic and I still wonder at how they flower so well each year in my North facing garden.

The variety I have is Hibiscus syriacus ‘Oiseau Bleu’ which has amazing large deep purple/blue coloured flowers with a bright magenta centre. It is a deciduous shrub but has lovely dark green foliage during late spring and summer.

They like to be in full sun and planted in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, they are fully hardy and flower between August to October.

Prune young plants in late spring to encourage a bushy habit but once established they need little care except to mulch well in autumn to help retain moisture and keep down weeds.

 

 

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