Some of the most stunning blooms in my home garden this week are coming from the Hibiscus Plants. There are three different types of hibiscus in my garden and I ‘m going to share them with a growing tip for you today on this blog post.
In the image below is my is perennial hibiscus (rose mallow) and one might think this is bloom will steal the show in my garden today but wait until you see the front porch hibiscus later in this post. The beetles enjoy the leaves on this plant but the bloom doesn’t seem to mind. I’m anxiously waiting for the large variety I have in the front garden to bloom later this week so I an share the amazing size of that flower. The plant is so easy to grow as long as you give it full sun and try to add organic mulch in early spring.
This Perennial Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) will bloom for most of the month of August into September with little to no maintenance.
I’ve been collecting tropical hibiscus ever since I met the wonderful growers at Costa Farms in 2008. My collection has grown and I’m able to keep these southern growers over winter in my sun room and small home greenhouse here in Ohio. The blooms on these tropicals provide instant beauty and were blooming with my tulips in early spring. These plants like to be fed so be sure to give them lots of love to continue blooms.
Collection of the Tropical Escape Hibiscus Blooming on my Front Porch Today
Rose Of Sharon ( Bush Hibiscus )
The Rose of Sharon shrub was the first bush I added to my very first home 20 some years ago. It brings back wonderful memories of the Rose of Sharon my parents had planted in the front yard of the home where I grew up. Today I have many different varieties of the Rose of Sharon including a few that will not begin blooming until later in August all the way into the hard frost here in Ohio. Below I have featured my doubling Rose of Sharon that has been blooming since the Middle of July. The only thing I have to do to these hibiscus is to provide a growing space with lots of sunshine and add a nice dressing of compost mulch in the spring.
The images above shows my Rose of Sharons that are blooming right now in my garden. A few are still just forming buds for a late summer bloom. The beetles are attaching …. so be on the look out and follow @rescue for beetle deterrent advice. I hope this post inspires you to check out the Hibiscus available for you at your local garden center. There is a hibiscus that will suit your blooming preference so I hope you will check them out!