What’s Doing the Blooming? Hardy Hibiscus!

Hibiscus 'Heartthrob'
Hibiscus ‘Heartthrob’

Hardy Hibiscus? In Minnesota? Oh yes!!! These amazing perennials turn heads, and drop jaws from mid to late summer and up until frost. Dinner plate size flowers in shades of red, plum, pink, burgundy and/or white appear seemingly out of no where in July on 4-5′ tall plants. Their showstopping floral display may have a tropical feel, but these amazing plants are hardy from zones 4-9.

Hibiscus 'Cherry Cheesecake'
Hibiscus ‘Cherry Cheesecake’

Hardy hibiscus thrive in full sun. They perform best in moist, well drained soil.  Regular watering produces the best floral display with larger flowers and fuller foliage. These fast growers are one of the last perennials to emerge in the spring so be patient.