Few plants scream tropical like the stunning Hibiscus plant. Hibiscus are another gorgeous tropical plant that grows well in Arizona. They are a popular plant in the Phoenix area and easy to grow in your garden.
How to Grow Hibiscus in your Phoenix Garden
Hibiscus are available in many colors including red, pink, yellow,orange. Most will say they take full sun, but in Arizona I find mine grow best with some partial shade. They have flourished under the date palms. Orange Hibiscus tend to be more delicate than other colors, so be sure to provide some afternoon shade for this one.
The Hibiscus flower is a large trumpet-shaped flower with five or more petals. They are native to tropical and sub tropical climates. The flower only blooms for one day, however the shrub is constantly flowering. The constant flowering ensures so you will almost always see a bloom on mature plants.
Most commonly seen Hibiscus shrubs in Phoenix are red, pink, yellow and orange in color. They are also available in purple, blue, white.
In Hawaii this flower is traditionally worn behind a woman’s ear as a way to determine her availability (marital status.) If the flower is worn on the right side she’s taken, if worn on the left she’s looking.
Hibiscus have an average height and width of 3-6 feet and look great around a swimming pool or as a hedge. Anywhere you are looking for a tropical feel.
When To Plant Hibiscus in Phoenix
Add Hibiscus to your Phoenix garden in March. You should be able to find a variety of colors at your local nursery.
- Family: Malvaceae
- Also Known as: rosemallow
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- Bloom Time: Continuous bloom Spring-Winter