- Plant Info
- Hardy Bog Plant
- Large Flowers Add Color To Your Pond
- Increases Natural Filtration
Water Hibiscus is a multi-stemmed, shrub-like herbaceous perennial that grows up to 5' tall. Water Hibiscus is a great addition to your bog area. It dies back in winter and re-sprouts again in the spring. Water hibiscus has large, white or pink flowers.
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|Plant Type||Bog Plant|
|Hardiness Zones||5 To 10|
|Growing Light||Full Sun To Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||White Or Pink|
|Plant Size||Vertical Up To 5'|
|Also Known As||Swamp Rose Mallow|
Mail Order: What To Expect
Plants you receive by mail need time to adjust. Water Hibiscus will arrive in a 2" Pot (roots with some foliage). Upon arrival, they may not appear lush but given time & proper care, they will flourish!
Plant directly into pond and water garden planting shelves or you fill individual planting containers loosely with aquatic planting media, placing the appropriate fertilizer tablets into the bottom half of the planting media and covering them over, then filling planting media 2/3 to the top. Place the plant in the center of the pot with the roots spread out over the planting media, and then continuing to cover the roots with planting media. The crown of the plant, which is the connection between the roots and stems, can usually be about 1" below the surface of the planting media for best results. Avoid using bagged potting mix and other lightweight soils because they will float and continually cloud pond water.
Regular fertilization of your Water Hibiscus will keep it growing well all season long. CrystalClear® Thrive™ Aquatic Plant Fertilizer or TetraPond® LilyGro™ Aquatic Plant Food or Laguna Plant Grow Fertilizer Spikes can be pushed into the soil at planting time and from April through August, following all manufacturers' recommendation for fertilizer application rates.
For best results, trim or prune as stems begin to turn yellow or brown, remove them completely, discarding them to keep as much excess organic material out of water-body as possible.
All stems will begin to die off as winter arrives. If planted directly into a bog area, plants should be left alone after trimming any dead foliage to 1 to 2" above the top of the water. Plants that are on plant-shelves, in planting containers, should be trimmed to 1 to 2" and then gently lowered into the ponds deeper water. All plants submerged before winter must be brought back up as soon as the ice has permanently thawed, and before any plant growth occurs.