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Types of Hibiscus Flowers

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There are three different types of hibiscus flowers: the tropical hibiscus, the rose of sharon and the hardy hibiscus. If you want your landscaper to plant hibiscus flowers and you're looking for a plant that thrives with little care, these may be the plant types for you.

Types of Hibiscus Flowers

The tropical hibiscus is technically known as a perennial, but due to it's super bright and flamboyant colors, it's often grown as an annual in colder regions. Many professionals suggest that the tropical hibiscus thrive under frequent light and, due to the hibiscus being a heavy feeding plant, are planted in areas with richer soil that's heavy in nutrients. They can even be pruned occasionally, which causes a new growth. If you want a plant that only requires pruning every four to six weeks, the tropical hibiscus flowers may be the perfect addition to your garden. They do very well in full sun and up to a partial shade.

The rose of sharon is a very easy to care for shrub. It's peak is August until the middle of October when it blooms, and it is capable of thriving without any attention or special caring, so once your landscaper plants it, you shouldn't need frequent maintenance visits. Pruning is common with this plant, as pruning helps fight the potential overgrowing as well as to keep the plants smaller for tight quarters. When they bloom, it's in shades of red, pink and white, and the overall size of the bloom will hinge upon pruning- the more the pruning, the bigger the bloom, whereas a plant that's let alone will produce more small flowers. When it's young, the plant may need some help in the cold winter weather, and simply having a layer of straw on top of the base of the roots can help secure the young plants. You'll want to have these planted in an area that harbors a lot of sun. The soil quality can vary from extremely dry to wet, simply as long as it doesn't stay soaking.

If you're looking for the hibiscus plant that grows the largest hibiscus flowers, ask your landscaper about the hardy hibiscus, which features blooms that can grow to be eight inches. Hardy hibiscus prefers five to six hours of sunlight per day, but is capable of handling a very wet soil. It can be grown in very cold climates, but may need some pruning down to the roots and add some rotted vegetation during the first winter. This plant is a late bloomer, with the first flowers not showing until late in the summer.

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