Hibiscus-High Performance


The form of shrub hibiscus in our region has a long history and history in the park, a story that began in ancient Asia, where Hibiscus syriacus is native, a species commonly known as the Rose of Sharon. Although the Sharon rose is not native to Europe, it has been cultivated there for centuries and is mentioned in ancient scriptures, including portions of the Bible. The settlers moved it to the New World and soon became an important landscape in colonial America.

It’s easy to understand why Sharon’s roses remain popular. There are only a few plants that are easily built in landscapes or as flowers and gifts with little effort. While Sharon’s rose is considered a bush, it should be noted that it is quite large and numerous. With a height of 10 to 12 feet and a width of 6 to 10 feet, he will quickly spend space in a small park. But the tempting blooms can easily override the logic of gardening, especially when plants are small and colorful.

H. syriacus and flowers bloom three to four inches in a new tree. It blooms in summer and starts blooming in late July and continues in September. Rose of Sharon loves full sun, but tolerates the shade of light and like her tropical brothers, this Zone 5 plant is in need of warmth. The leaves are usually the last of the shrubs that emerge that peeked evil in southern New England in mid-May, but until Remembrance Day or more north of their range.

H. syriacus is divided into two-color and one-color varieties, and the twins begin to flower somewhat later than individuals. Many twins have supported the park with colorful colors from white and pink to red and purple for decades. Some of the best double varieties are Ardens with pink-purple flowers; The bride blushes, with faded pink flowers that turn white; Jeanne D’Arc with abundant pure white flowers; and Lucy with red flowers on the plants that are probably the most energetic of all the double varieties.

While the couple is proven, it seems that a single flower strain has sparked the imagination of today’s wardrobe. The previous single bloomers benefited from the first season “ooh and aah”. Older varieties are Aphrodite with dark pink flowers with dark red eyes; Diana, pure white, long-flowering selection; Bluebird, a large selection of blue skies with red eyes; Minerva, a dense lavender-violet athlete with dark red eyes; and a red heart with a large white flower with a bright red center.


At present, a new single generation moves to an established single area, with waves of flowers on plants that bloom denser, more vigorously, and a little longer than the old ones. Two unique singles, “Lavender Chiffon” and “White Chiffon”, open a new country with lavender or pure white flowers with centers shaped like anemones. “Blue Satin” shows royal blue flowers with darker eyes on plants much larger than “Bluebird”. ‘Blush Satin’ has large pink and white flowers with a distinctive red center, while ‘Violet Satin’ is a blooming maniac with large purple flowers that are deep red.

If the dense shape of the hibiscus makes you wait for the green to appear, the eternal shape will bring you to the edge of your seat in early June and ask yourself if it works in winter. However, you can relax because many types of eternal hibiscus are more difficult than their dense relatives. The endurance zone 4 can even bring the tropics to the northernmost parks. Just like in the tropics, they carry the size and color of flowers, which are sometimes so amazing that you can’t help but see.

Most of the eternal hibiscus choices belong to H. moscheutos or H. coccineus, both originating from North America, and are a cross between these and other less distinct species. Most form dense, extensive, and fast-growing shrubs in the garden. They like hot sun, hot and wet soil, although they adapt well to dry soil. When they start flowering in mid-July, they immediately dominate the garden with the size and color of their flowers and do so until mid-September. Be sure to place perennial hibiscus behind the garden and give them space because their size tends to overwhelm every plant in the area.

There are so many types of hibiscus that last so long that it’s hard to list them all. The Disco Belle series has a long and exceptional service in the park. This H. moscheutos option is available in white, red and pink. The flowers are 5 inches in diameter and cover a dense 4-bush area, two to three feet high and three to four feet wide. Lord Baltimore Tower and Lady Baltimore Tower above the park – six to seven feet high and four to five feet wide – with dizzying pink and lush pink flowers seven to ten inches long! This H. coccineus option is also resistant to zone 4.

The Luna series is newer in the market and is more similar to the Disco Belle series, but has broader flowers than a denser plant disco. “Luna Blush” (six to seven inch white flowers with red eyes), “Luna Red” (dark red flowers seven to eight inches) and “Luna Pink Swirl” (pink six to seven inches) flowers with white rounds are displayed on the strength of the flower which is unmatched among plants in Zone 5.
“Fireball” and “Kopper King” bring different performances to the park, with different red green colors that are extraordinary like their flowers. “Fireball” has a burgundy flower from 6 to 8 inches, while “Kopper King” paints nitrogen with 12-inch flowers that are pink with deep red eyes. Fantasia can offer the most unique flower colors from timeless hibiscus. It shows countless 9 to 10 inch lavender flowers with purple eyes. The three varieties are three and four feet tall, wide and resistant to Zone 4.


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