Hibiscus geranioides – Native Hibiscus

A charming and easy care annual to biennial small shrub for warm temperate to tropical areas. It has smallish pink hibiscus flowers all year round in warmer areas, but further south they bloom from spring through summer and autumn. Flowers last a day or two, good moisture will ensure plentiful flowering.  Grows to around a metre tall, but can be trimmed to smaller size and width which will encourage more dense growth. Good in sun to part shade. It will self seed readily, so could become somewhat weedy in the right conditions, but in temperate areas it is controllable. Tolerates dry times well, but only withstands light frost.

Scientific Name:Hibiscus geranioides
Family:Malvaceae
Common Name:Native Hibiscus
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Annual, Biennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

 


 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants