Are Hibiscus Plants Annuals or Perennials?

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Hibiscus is a flowering plant noted for its oversized, showy flowers. They reach mature height within two to three years and have the best growth when they are kept consistently moist.

Identification

  • Hibiscus is a large genus containing more than 200 different species of annuals, perennial, shrubs and trees that hail from the warm, tropical and subtropical climates.

Features

  • Hibiscus features large, funnel-shaped flowers that bloom in a wide range of colors including, red, blue, pink, purple, yellow and white. Hibiscus flowers contain five or more large petals that have a contrasting, colorful stamen. Long-lasting, hibiscus flowers bloom from spring to fall.

Considerations

  • Hibiscus grow best in full sun and well-drained, moist soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline. They thrive in nutrient-rich soil and can be watered sparingly in winter.

References

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