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Hardy Hibiscus, Perennial Hibiscus, Hibiscus Tree, Hibiscus Bush, Hibiscus moscheutos, Rose Mallow, Hibiscus coccineus, Swamp Hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Hardy Hibiscus

Prized for their huge, flamboyant flowers, hardy perennial hibiscus add an exotic, tropical punch to the garden. Though they conjure up images of the tropics, they can withstand cold winter temperatures as low as -30°F (-34°C).

Hibiscus moscheutos, Rose Mallow, Hibiscus coccineus, Swamp Hibiscus, Hibiscus laevis, Halberd-Leaved Rose Mallow, Hibiscus grandiflorus, Swamp Rose Mallow

Hardy US Native Hibiscus to Grow

There are about 31 species of native hibiscus in the United States. Prized for their huge, flamboyant flowers, they add exotic, tropical punch in the garden, patio or containers. Though they conjure up images of the tropics, some native hibiscus species can withstand cold winter temperatures.

Tropical Hibiscus, Annual Hibiscus, Hibiscus Tree, Hibiscus Bush, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Tropical Hibiscus

One of the most flamboyant flowering shrubs, Tropical Hibiscus add color and excitement to landscapes, patios and decks. Cultivated for centuries, Tropical Hibiscus flourish in sub-tropical climates and adapt well to container-growing in cooler areas.

Native Plants, Invasive Plants, Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea, Althea, Rose-of-Sharon, Shrub Althea, shrub-Althea

Native Plant Alternatives to Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)

Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) is listed in the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. The federal government has estimated that nearly 25 percent of the 20,000 plant species native to North America are at risk of extinction, many of these through habitat loss. You can help reverse this trend by planting great native plants in your garden.

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