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Growing Hibiscus

Growing Hibiscus

Cherry Choco Latte Hibiscus

Cherry Choco Latte Hibiscus item #12392

Hardy perennials with striking, large flowers in a range of colors. Hardy in zones 4 to 9. Good specimen plants and can be planted around ponds, in rain gardens, or large mixed containers. Garden Hibiscus varieties were developed from native North American species. Plant Hibiscus after the last frost in spring slightly deeper than in the pot.


For full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil and tolerates wet soils. Remove dead stems in winter or early spring. Plants can be pruned to reduce height.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Use full rates of Algoflash Flowering Plant 4-6-7 Liquid Fertilizer (51087), Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1 (51221), or Osmocote 14-14-14 (51173).

Alternative Products

Perennials tolerant of wet soils include perennial Cardinal Lobelia (13092) and Baby Joe Eupatorium (11662). Sambucus shrubs also tolerate wet sites.

Complimentary Products

Moderate feeders that benefit from regular fertilization. Use new Azaguard Insecticide / Repellent (50008) to treat aphid or whitefly problems. 

Hibiscus Facts

Hibiscus is usually not troubled by pests or diseases. Aphids, mites, Japanese beetles, and whitefly sometimes feed on plants. Flowers are edible as a garnish or in salads and are sometimes used to make herbal tea.

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