It is finally time for my very favorite perennial, the Hardy Hibiscus, to take it's turn in the spotlight. It is hard not to notice these beautiful plants at this time of the year when traveling through a neighborhood. Hardy Hibiscus are the flowers that make you want to stomp on the brakes, pull over, knock at a stranger's door and inquire about the bush with flowers the size of dinner plates. And I have to say that, over the years, I have had my share of strangers knocking on my door! Read more
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Hardy Hibiscus: Plate-size flowers will make you the envy of the neighborhood!
Hardy perennial hibiscus (also called rose mallow) are showstoppers in my late-summer garden. Huge plate-size flowers in shades of pink, red or white burst forth from stout plants in late July/early August.
Although the individual flowers only last a day, the succession of flowers can last for up to eight weeks. These amazing blooms have prompted many strangers to knock on my door to inquire about the bush with flowers the size of dinner plates. These Hibiscus flowers are amazing conversation pieces and many people cannot believe the size of the flowers.