As the weather warms, so do our moods. Not to say that we’re a bunch of grumpy pants in the dead of winter,
but sunny skies mean good vibes and that means our gardens crave beachy hues.
Nothing creates quite the tropical punch to your patio décor as adding a few containers of HibisKISS™ to your containers and landscape. The spectacularly large, 7-inch wide blooms with frilly petals come in an array of bright lights and big color.
Designing: One of our favorite places to use HibisKISS is in large container gardens around the patio, but it’s also one of the most colorful shrubs to use in the garden in frost-free zones since it practically blooms year-round. Plant HibisKISS as a specimen plant in a special part of your garden, or as a background shrub, hedge or screen. They have dark, glossy, evergreen foliage and put off a plethora of large, oversized blooms all year long.
Blooming: Flowers are 4-8 inches wide, may be single or double. Colors range from white through pink to red, from yellow and apricot to orange depending on variety. It will be a year-round flowering shrub in warm climates (zones 10-11).
Growing: HibisKISS need to be planted in well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The plants need full sun to partial shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. During the growing seasons of spring through autumn, water plants freely and fertilize every other week. To keep mature plants growing vigorously, prune out about 1/3 of the old wood in the early spring. In northern climates, enjoy HibisKISS as an annual in the garden, or plant in containers and overwinter indoors.