Tropical Hibiscus are renown for their exceptional flower power and many will produce their large flowers year round under warm tropical growing conditions. There are literally thousands of Tropical Hibiscus cultivars on the market today and not all of them are created equal. We have selected the ones that we believe do best as container plants or as landscape and garden specimens where winters are reliably mild. Thee easy to grow, generally evergreen, Tropical Hibiscus can easily be grown as container specimens and overwintered in a warm protected and sunny location. The large showy flowers attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other garden beneficials. These are heavy feeders and need ample nutrients to continue to grow and produce new flower buds throughout the flowering season. A non-burning, balanced, slow-release fertilizer can provide nutrients each time it rains or each time you water providing optimum growing conditions. Enjoy!
The large, 3-4'' wide, blue to lavender, Hibiscus-like flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year to year-round under warm frost free conditions. The Blue Hibiscus, Alyogyne huegelii, is an upright to rounded, naturally evergreen, Australian native shrub that is heat and sunloving and is somewhat drought resistant once well-established. It is fairly adaptable to soil types and moisture as long as they are provided with excellent drainage, otherwise it tends to be fairly short-lived. Full sun is optimal and it can be enjoyed both as a container plant as well as making a nice specimen or informal hedge in the garden and landscape. It is sometimes trained as a tree standard to good effect. Plants tend to be somewhat open and if foliage becomes too sparse or the plants too larger they can be pruned back fairly hard and will put out vigorous new growth and some sources suggest that it flowers best after a good pruning. Item# 12881