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Hardy Hibiscus

Rugged Beauty

These hardy hibiscus varieties, descendants of American native species, are reliably perennial from USDA Zones 10 to 3.  They are resistant to many diseases and seldom have insect problems.  Many have blooms up to a foot across!

Their blooms are brighter and bigger than the old-fashioned hibiscus.  They bear more flowers during the long season that lasts from mid-summer to hard frost.

With these winning qualities, these tough and vigourous perennials are instant favourites of those who know and grow them.

The new hibiscus grow three to six feet tall and will thrive in a wide variety of environmental conditions including poor soils, flood and drought.  They can withstand temperatures from minus 25 degrees F. to over 100 degrees F and are resistant to many insects and diseases.

Draped LadyDraped Lady Hibiscus A vigourous plant with 8 inches, light pink blooms.  Ovate leaves compose the deep green, thick foliage.  Grows to 40 inches.
  Cindy Loo Cindy Loo Hibiscus
12 inch hot pink blooms with dark striations.  Petals overlap on these perfectly round flowers.  Plant has oval leaves and grows to 4 feet.
100 Degrees 100  Degrees  Hibiscus
A very vigourous grower with light pink, 9 inch flowers with overlapping petals which give each bloom a swirling effect.  Serrated oval leaves.  Grows to 4 feet.

Everest White
Everest White Hibiscus
Foot-wide white flowers with hot pink eyes.  Lush green foliage.  Grows to 4 feet.

Rainier RedRainer Red Hibiscus A real gem with huge, blooms.  oval shaped leaves.  Grows to 4 feet.

 

Lord Baltimore Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
Lots and lots of red 8 inch blooms.  Leaves have five points.  Grows to 5 feet.
 

  KilimanjaroKilimanjaro Hibiscus
Thick and meaty red flowers are a foot across.  Oval shaped leaves.  Grows to 4 feet.

  Etna PinkEtna Pink Hibiscus
Etna Pink erupts with marbles, rosy 10 inch blooms which make a strikig contrast to its dark green foliage.  Oval shaped leaves.  Grows to 4 feet.

One of my favourite Hardy Perennial Hibiscus which is not shown here is called Blue River II. It has 10 inch wide with Pure white flowers with no colored eye. Keep an eye out for it. 
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