Posts Tagged ‘Hibiscus’

Luau™ Pink Kai Hibiscus

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(Tropical Hibiscus) Luau™ Pink Kai Hibiscus was bred and selected for its bright, clear flower colors as well as its deep green foliage. Bursts of clear, bright pink blooms cover Hibiscus Luau™ Pink Kai from early summer until fall.

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Luau™ Pipedream Tangerine Hibiscus

hib Tangerine 1x1 may10(Tropical Hibiscus) Luau™ Pipedream Tangerine PPAF Hibiscus was bred and selected for its bright, clear flower colors as well as its deep green foliage. Bursts of clear, bright orange blooms with a pink eye cover Luau™ Pipedream Tangerine PPAF from early summer until fall.

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Lil’ Kim™ Hibiscus syriacus ‘Antong Two’

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Hibiscus Lil' Kim

(Rose Of Sharon) Lil’ Kim™ Hibiscus is one of the most exciting new plants that we are offering! This shrub was hybridized in South Korea and it is the only miniature Rose of Sharon in the world. Growing to only 3-4 feet tall, this unique little shrub creates many new landscape and garden uses; like mixed containers or perennial beds. The 3-inch pure white flowers are punctuated with a showy red eye and last for three days instead of one day like other Rose of Sharons. The thick, dark green leaves of Lil’ Kim™ complete the ensemble for an outstanding landscape plant! A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.

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Your garden may be just starting to wake up from the cold winter weather. You start to see your plants emerge, first one then two and then they all seem to be making their appearance. And then you remember this one and that one and they are know where to be found. You assume they must be dead. Don’t give up on your plants to early, some just take longer to make their spring appearance. There are some varieties like Hibiscus that are late sprouters, have patience and you will be glad you waited when you get to enjoy the great blooms in late summer.

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Do you remember the first plant that started your interest in gardening?

When I was growing up at home we really did not have any flowers around our yard. We may have had a few tulips here and there but that was about the extent of flower color in our landscape. Then when I met my husband, Rod, my whole outlook on flowers and gardens changed. He got into flowers at the young age of 8 when he started to work for a neighbor who had greenhouses. So needless to say the flowers came home to his parents house and they had flowers all the way around there yard. But the one flower that I noticed the most was the Hibiscus. They had them in the front yard by the garage, planted in old tire rings around the pool area, and out back in the gardens. I was just amazed at how large a flower that plant had on it. I had never in my life seen a flower so huge, and a plant so covered. 100_6483

Now that Rod and I have our own house we to have brought the Hibiscus into our landscapes. Hibiscus have come along way over the past 20 years, so many new varieties have been introduced and the variations are so numerous. One characteristic that you can look for in Hibiscus are their height. The Luna™ series are a dwarf variety that stands only 3 foot tall. It is a nice tidy looking plant that stays nice and compact. Also there are so many flower colors and patterns, a few of my favorites for nice color and patterns are: Hibiscus ‘Jazzberry Jam’ has a nice deep pink rose color, Hibiscus ‘Peppermint Schnapps’ is a great pink and white tie dye look, and Luna™ White is a crisp clean white that has a beautiful red “eye”.  If you properly care for your Hibiscus they will be an addition to your garden that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.

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