perennial hibiscus should not be confused with the tropical
hibiscus, which would be killed in winter freezes. As the
name implies, perennial hibiscus are truly perennial and,
once established, will provide years and years of brilliant
landscape color. Actually, these plants are herbaceous perennials,
meaning their tops die down to the ground each winter, but
new shoots will come roaring back into lush growth when soils
warm the following spring.
are many varieties of perennial hibiscus to choose from. Plant
heights range from 3 feet to 8 feet tall. They can be used
in the garden as focal point or arranged in a manner to provide
an informal hedge. Some perennial hibiscus plants are compact
and rather formal looking compared with the more loosely arranged
habit of taller hibiscus.