​White Hibiscus

​White Hibiscus

Posted by Tammy Sons on 2nd Nov 2018

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White Hibiscus

White Hibiscus is one of the color variations of the hibiscus plant that is quite popular. Known for its large and flowery appearance, these plants thrive in a tropical setting. The trumpet-shaped flowers come in many colors, but red, purple, white and orange are the most popular. In a garden setting, these plants can attract amazing hummingbirds and bumblebees. They are often known for their fragrant smell and sweet aroma that they release. A fantastic tea is made from this plant, and it is dried and recognized as a delicacy in Mexico.

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The pistil and stamens that grow out of the center of the white hibiscus is quite impressive and gives the flower a whole new appearance. These plants thrive in an environment where they can have moist soils. Given the right growing environment, they can get up to 10 feet in height and nearly 4 feet around. The best area to grow these hibiscus plants is in zones 5-9. The hibiscus is a hearty flower, and its white chiffon petals are stunning to look at.

Another plant that looks great in any landscaping is the Rose of Sharon. With the ability to reach up to 12 feet tall, these plants are great to make a border around a yard. With a stunning presence, the Rose of Sharon has fragrant blossoms that are appealing to the eye. These plants are easy to take care of and don't require a whole lot of attention. The most popular colors are white, lavender, blue and red, and this plant does best in zones 5-9. Because of its massive size, these are often referred to as trees. They like the soil to be well drained, and full sun will give them what they need to reach optimal heights.

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The Althea shrub is a plant that is also quite impressively tall. A member of the mallow family, they are often mistaken for the Rose of Sharon plants. These plants bloom in the late summertime, and some say this plant variation is virtually indestructible. Because the Althea doesn't need much care, it is excellent for those who do not have a green thumb, yet want their spaces to look amazing.

This plant needs to have the full sun of the morning, but shade by evening. Planting them in the right spot may be a little tricky. This plant is known as drought-tolerant, but it will still need to be watered once a week. The more water the plant has, the more it will flower. In the Southern U.S. states, it is not uncommon to find these plants growing in the wild. They survive best in zones 5-8 but have also been able to survive in other parts of the country.

All three of these plants would make a fantastic addition to any landscape. Even those who have little experience in flowering shrubs and plants can easily plant a variation from the mallow family and watch it reach its potential.

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