Join me as we chat about Summerific Perennial Hibiscus in the Home Garden. In this post find out why these are at the top of my home garden must-have list. Readers let me introduce you to my favorite and why I grow more than one.

Summerific® Hibiscus are Perennial Hibiscus Video

In this video that was originally a live stream on the GardenChat Group I share about the Summerific Hibiscus Perennial Plant.  I also give some tips from my own garden after growing perennial for over 10 years.

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This video was originally streamed live on GardenChat Group Facebook.

Important Tips about Growing Perennial Hibiscus

Here are a few super important things to remember about the Perennial Hibiscus.

  • The best place to plant the hibiscus perennial is in full to mostly full sun.  I have noticed they do not like to take backstage in too much shade.
  • Expect to water and feed well the first year so the plant can get established
  • Allow about 5 feet or more for this beautiful plant to have room to grow
  • Be patient because the plant usually doesn’t start appearing until mid-June after dying back to the ground during the winter season.
  • It is best to trim back the old plant in early Spring that should be old steams.  Be careful to watch for new growth when it arrives because it is a delicate starter.

New This Year From My Garden

I am experimenting with growing the perennial hibiscus in a container.  It has been fun moving this container around my garden.  This is a great idea for those who have small spaces but want to enjoy a plant that comes back each year.  Check out Images below:

Note: this is my first year overwintering a perennial hibiscus in a container out in zone 5b.  I will be sure it gets the winter elements but will cover the container with mulch or straw to protect from extreme winter cold.  Check back to see how this experiment turns out.  

Puppy and Plants

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you and your adventures with the perennial hibiscus.  Did you grow any of the Summerific® Hibiscus?  Connect with me on my website or this post.  I can’t wait to see what you all share for the #SummerificWeek online.  I’ll do my best to help you gardening so be sure to follow my site.

Happy Summerific Gardening,

Bren Haas



  1. For the Summerific hibiscus, am I reading correctly that I should NOT cut it back to the ground in once the first frost hits? I live in Zone 7a and the tips of branches are turning brown.

    1. Hey There – thank you for commenting on my post today. Check out this little short video I put together featuring your question from todays post. I explain why I recommend not cutting back the branches of the Summerific Hibiscus until early spring. Video Here: https://youtu.be/L5Ba-RoL_L0

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