Hibiscus Blue River
Also known as: Hibiscus hybrid
Hardy hybrid hibiscus with white overlapping petals, flowers 6-10″ across, clear white throat with no eyes. Individual flowers remains in bloom for only one day, and one or more flowers will bloom each day from midsummer into early fall. Need warm temperatures before showing signs of new growth in late spring. Regular fertilizing during growing season, needs protections from strong winds to minimize risk of wind burn. Maintain plant appearance by deadheading faded flowers and in late autumn prune back stem to 6-8 inches above base of plant. Hybrid hibiscus are also winter hardy in lower zones 4 to 5.
Blooms are highly attractive to hummingbirds and bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Light: Full sun, partial shade
Mature Growth: 3-7 feet tall
Soil: Average, organic matter, loamy, wet to consistently moist.
Blooms: mid summer to early fall
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees
Plant Size when available: 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon