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Annuals – Hibiscus

  • Hibiscus 

Botanical name: hibiscus rosa-sinensis 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: up to 8 ft in height and 5 ft in width 

Bloom time:  spring, summer, fall 

Hardy zone: zones 9-11

Flower color: white, yellow, pink, orange, red, 

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can grow 2 ft a year

Pruning instructions: prune in the early spring to contain growth. Always keep 2-4 bud on each branch from the previous growing season

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: commonly used as a taller backdrop for smaller flowering plants

Light needs:  at least 6 hours of sunlight a day 

Special features: medical benefits

Watering instructions:  likes consistently moist soil

Fertilizing instructions : mix a powdery slow-release fertilizer into the soil of the plant once a year in the early spring

Best time to plant: spring 

Best type of soil: loam, sand 

Companion plants: butterfly bush, daylily, sweet potato vine 

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and mildly toxic for pets if ingested

Invasive species: no

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