The Path Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'The Path'
|Description||This handsome shrub displays stunning seven-inch wide flowers with buttercup yellow petals that blend into a bright pink center. Large, lush, heavy textured, dark green leaves add to its usefulness as a screen or background plant. A frost-tender evergreen.|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Blooms||Summer; nearly year-round in mild climates.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This unique, double-ruffled golden Hibiscus is beautiful as a foundation planting along buildings and fence lines. It can be accented with hot-colored flowers and vines for a festive composition. Makes a solid hedge or plant as a specimen at entries and gateways. Most charming when trained into a patio tree and planted in large pots stuffed with annual color.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Lantana (Lantana); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Plumbago (Plumbago)|
|Care||Thrives in well-drained, enriched soils with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.|
|Lore||It was French impressionist painter Paul Gauguin who so often depicted this flower in Tahitian scenes.|
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