Hibiscus

Hibiscus spp.

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Hibiscus is a genus of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees or annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Malvaceae family with a wide distribution throughout warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. There are around 240 accepted species in this genus, distinguished by their large, showy trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a range of colours. Some species are cultivated as garden plants, notably H. syriacus or the rose of sharon, which is popular in temperate zones.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Malvaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured