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Tropical and Perennial Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus is without a doubt, this is one of the most popular tropical plants we have at Fairview! This stunning annual plant features huge blooms (4”-5”) in a number of hues like reds, pinks, whites, and yellows. They're also available with a wide variety of throat colors for a truly unique look. It is most commonly used in containers by itself, but you could also make a combination container that features this statement flower!

The perennial hibiscus is commonly seen in summer landscapes. It is an ornamental flowering perennial that evokes an image of a vivid tropical paradise, with flowers that come in shades of pinks, reds and whites. The flowers come in single or double forms and often last for just a day. Individual flowers may be short-lived, but the plant will produce blooms over a long flowering season.

Hibiscus range in size from low spreading shrubs to upright tree forms. Some are compact and dense, while others are open and thin. They are used in the landscape as informal hedges or screens, foundation plants, specimens, or background for other plants.

Hibiscus attracts hummingbirds and many types of butterflies.

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  • Needs full sun
  • Prefers a moist, nutrient-rich soil
  • Prune early in the season to maintain size
  • Hummingbirds are attracted by hibiscus; many types of butterflies are as well, including Cloudless Sulfurs, Blues, and Gulf Fritillaries
  • Members of the genus Hibiscus support the following specialized bee: Ptilothrix bombiformis