Powder Puff® Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monsa'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis|
|Lore||French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Hibiscus is good for foundation planting along buildings and fence lines. Accentuate with bold flowering plants and vines that add to the color range. With its dense, glossy foliage, this hibiscus creates a solid hedge or screen. Plant as a specimen to highlight entries or gateways. Very good choice against plaster or stucco walls. Reliable cover for unsightly side yard fences and spaces between windows. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Group this elegant hibiscus with Magnificent Brunfelsia, (Brunfelsia magnifica), Texas Dawn Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea 'Monas'), Flower Carpet Appleblossom Groundcover Rose, (Rosa x 'Noamel') and Everblooming Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii').|
Provide a warm, sunny site with well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune semi-annually to maintain form.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11