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Hibiscus ‘Sanseev’

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Features

  • BloomsApril to November
  • Height1.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourApricot, burgundy, yellow

Description

Hibiscus ‘Sanseev’ (Hibiscus). This is a large and diverse genus with about 200 species, which includes hot-climate evergreen and deciduous shrubs and small trees; either annuals or perennials. Fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C. They need full sun and humus-rich, well drained soil. Water containerized specimens freely when in full growth, moderately at other times. Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness, cut back old plants hard in spring if required.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Rose mallow, Giant mallow

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness and cut back old plants hard in spring, if required.

Propagation

Seed in spring, shrubs and trees by greenwood cuttings in late spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, perennials by division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly, scale insects, aphids and mildew may cause problems.

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