The hibiscus is a national symbol of Haiti and the national flower of nations including the Solomon Islands and Niue. Known for their showy flowers, hibiscus are an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers. Although warm, humid conditions are ideal for tropical hibiscus, you may want to provide a little afternoon shade when it’s overly hot. Whether in containers, flowerbeds or landscape shrubs, hibiscus are a wonderful addition to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
They are very hardy and versatile. This versatility allows hibiscus to adapt itself easily to balcony gardens in cramped urban spaces and can be easily grown in pots as a creeper or even in hanging pots. It is a perennial and flowers through the year. The flowers are large, conspicuous, and trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals ranging in color from white to pink, red, orange, peach, yellow or purple.