The Hibiscus is a tropical plant that needs light and, perhaps more importantly, warmth to thrive. They are one of the most dramatic shrubs you can grow in a temperate garden climate and with the right care they will be a long-lasting, lovely addition to your garden.
In Suffolk the Hibiscus has become a speciality crop for Notcutts, so much so that we’re now proud to offer you an expert cultivated range of Hibiscus in all our garden centres, with a specialised selection available online. It is a crop that starts its life growing in our nursery fields, before being grafted and replanted and eventually potted into its final container. This allows the young plant to put on enormous growth, which enables the nursery to bring you a better value plant when it is in its final pot.
Instead of appearing in clusters like many shrubs, the Hibiscus produces individual blossoms that droop gracefully at the end of each long stem. There are many different varieties, which all come in an assortment of colours from pale pinks and vibrant yellows to clear orange and dazzling vermilion. As with the colour, the size and shape of the petals varies from plant to plant also; you will never have two Hibiscus plants that looks the same.
A selection of our plants
• Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’
(Oiseau Bleu). Vigorous. Aptly named, the flowers measure fully 8cm across, resembling blue saucers.
• Hibiscus syriacus ‘Hamabo’
Large pale blush to white flowers, crimson blotch at the base of the petals.
• Hibiscus syriacus ‘Lavender Chiffon’
(Notwoodone) (PBR). Semi-double with lavender petals and red rays at the base.
• Hibiscus syriacus ‘White Chiffon’
(Notwoodtwo) (PBR). Cream buds, opening to pure white semi-double flowers.
And much more can be found in our Plant of the month category.
So why not take a look today, and see which Hibiscus plant will best suit your garden