Powder Puff® Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Monsa'

SKU
4135
Double flower form, petals of creamy white combine to create an unusual puff ball shape. Displays a pinkish tinge in cold weather. Blooms heavily over an extended period. A unique selection for more elegant comopsitions or moon gardens. Stands alone in foundation planting against tall blank walls. Makes excellent background, hedge or screen. Prefers well drained soils. Evergreen shrub. Full sun. Moderate to fast growth 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus ROH-zuh si-NEN-sis
LoreFrench impressionist painter Paul Gauguin made the hibiscus famous by often depicting this flower in Tahitian scenes.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 8 to 10 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasHibiscus 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Houseplant, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureSummer Flowering

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.

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