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Hibiscus as a Hedge...??

Posted by tropicalfreak z10b Ft Lauderdale (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 12, 08 at 17:45

Quick question about using groups of hibiscus in a mixed border for hedge.

If I group them by two's or three's how much space between them?? I was thinking a grouping of Hibiscus then something different for added interest then another grouping of the hibiscus and maybe a different group of color. I have Painted Lady's, Ft Myers and some Peach colored one's and some cream colored ones as well. Painted Lady and Ft Myers are my main colors I want to use.

Thanks,

-Cliff


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RE: Hibiscus as a Hedge...??

With the exception of the Thai hybrids, plant Hibiscus on 36" centers. And if you're going to use them as part of a hedge, plan on hand trimming them otherwise you'll never get any flowers. Maximum sun, good, fast-draining organic soil (think Hawaii) and you'll get best results.

If you mix Plumbago with the Hibiscus, where you let the Plumbago grow into the legs of the Hibiscus as they grow older, you will get you blue flowers and Hibiscus flowers at the same time. And if you're really clever, you'll add a Pinwheel Jasmine to the group. If you use standard "Hedge Red" Hibiscus, you'll get red, white, and blue most of the year. Very patriotic.


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