Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hibiscus trionum
  • Common name: Hibiscus
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 3m

Spread: 2m

  • Features: Flowers

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Hibiscus trionum is a rarely seen hibiscus, bearing pale green flowers with a crimson, almost black centre, and delicate paper lantern seed pods. Each flower lasts only a day, and often flowers only when the sun shines, but as a fast grower with a prolific blooming potential throughout summer until the first frosts, it's well worth growing. 

Unlike some hibiscus varieties, Hibiscus trionum is easy to grow, and is perfect for growing as a filler plant in a sunny ornamental border, or displayed as the main feature of a patio container. It forms a compact mound of dark green leaves, which form the perfect backdrop for its exquisite flowers. For best results, grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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