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Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hibiscus trionum
  • Common name: Hibiscus
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub

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. 

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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. 

How to grow Hibiscus trionum

  • Plant size

    3m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Hibiscus trionum and wildlife

Hibiscus trionum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hibiscus trionum poisonous?

Hibiscus trionum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People