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Perennial Hibiscus – Rose Mallow

hibiscus feature

This perennial hibiscus out in the back is one of my favourite inherited plants. It also signals that we are late in the year, as it only begins flowering in mid-August. But what a show – this is one of the “dinner plate” varieties (but am not sure which specific type), blooming huge flowers that only last a day or so. Birds and bees love these flowers too. The plant remains fairly compact with only a few stems growing to about 4-5 feet tall each year. Each stem gets many buds, so I end up with flowers for a couple of weeks. I want to do some more work in this area to encourage it to spread out and get a bit bigger. Sun may be an issue, this area definitely gets a fair amount of shade.

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