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Hibiscus (P)

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Hibiscus moscheutos

Perennial - Zones 5-9.

Start seed 14-16 weeks before planting out. Cover seed with vermiculite and keep the soil evenly moist.

Transplant seedlings into larger containers as soon as they are large enough to handle and space them so light can get to the base of the plant. Pinching in not recommended. Prefers full sun and can be planted in soil near ponds or water gardens. Plants will also tolerate dry conditions once it is established.

When planted in a row perennial Hibiscus makes a hedge 2 to 3 ft. tall, it can also be used in larger patio containers. Water and fertilize regularly with an all-purpose. Fertilize regularly for best results.