Hardy Vs Tropical Hibiscus
If you crave a taste of the tropics in the north try growing hardy hibiscus plants.
Hardy vs tropical hibiscus. If you have a tropical hibiscus remember it is a tropical. Tropical hibiscus is evergreen meaning that it keeps its leaves year round. Well today i want to share with you two wonderful plants that share the same name and flower but couldnt be more different. The hardy hibiscus is similar to the tropical hibiscus with some minor differences.
They often produce flowers of a size rare for plants that can survive cold winters. They die to the ground each year. Hibiscus plants always gain a lot of attention out in the nursery their big colorful blooms would draw in customers just like bees. Its leaves die and drop off the plant in winter.
Despite its tropical appearance hardy hibiscus can withstand cold winters and is hardy to us zone 4. Hardy hibiscus need very little care over the winter they are root hardy to about zone 5 with no protection. Hardy hibiscus hibiscus muscheutos or dinner plate hibiscus is a dynamic late summer bloomer producing vividly colored 8 12 blooms. Both types of hibiscus plants have a variety of species to choose from.
Tropical hibiscus and hardy hibiscus. Hibiscus plants produce large often tropical looking flowers in profusion so its no wonder they are a popular plant in our gardens and patios. The biggest difference between tropical and hardy hibiscus is that tropical hibiscus is not hardy in zones lower than zone 9. A hardy hibiscus may.
Tropical hibiscus does not tolerate freezing temperatures and cannot survive more than brief periods of cold. They die to the ground each year. Tropical splendor in a zone 5 garden august 30 2017 summer perennials tips and tricks gorgeous hibiscus a dramatic perennial with large flowers were first discovered in the swamps and marshes of the southern part of united states. This allows you the opportunity to create your own picture perfect tropical garden.