Also known as
Rose mallow, Giant mallow
This is a large and diverse genus with about 200 species, which includes hot-climate evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees; either annuals or perennials. Fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C. They need full sun and humus-rich, well drained soil. Water containerized specimens freely when in full growth, moderately at other times. Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness, cut back old plants hard in spring if required.
How to propagate Hibiscus
Seed in spring, shrubs and trees by greenwood cuttings in late spring. Semi-ripe cuttings in summer, perennials by division in autumn or spring.
Other uses of Hibiscus
Grown for their flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.