Fairytale garden marshmallow with pink flowers
A garden hibiscus with pink flowers is fabulous and simply beautiful to look at. No romantic flower garden should be without this plant. The hibiscus is a summer bloomer and will turn your garden into a fairytale garden in no time.
Hibiscus is known by various names
The hibiscus is known by various names: It is also called garden hibiscus, shrub hibiscus or garden hibiscus. It can grow up to two metres high. The plant is also called shrub hibiscus because it grows as a shrub. It can be used very well as a hedge plant. A hibiscus can be combined in a hedge with, for example, the star jasmine, the common lilac or a hydrangea. Photinia or golden lilacs also make splendid combinations.
Hibiscus hedge not only loved by insects
Hibiscus is popular with bumblebees, butterflies and bees because it offers plenty of nectar and pollen. But a flowering hibiscus hedge will also amaze you and delight visitors. A splendidly flowering hedge is a real feast for the eyes.
The right location for the hibiscus
The garden hibiscus likes a sunny but sheltered spot. It can be placed near the patio or in a courtyard. It does not necessarily have to be planted in the garden, but feels very much at home in a pot. The shrub, which grows up to two metres high, is frost-hardy and tolerates pruning. This garden marshmallow with its pink flowers is hardy. However, young plants should be protected in the ground. This can be done by planting ground covers - as already mentioned. But a layer of autumn leaves, mulch or compost also provides protection.
Care and pruning of the shrubby marshmallow
The garden hibiscus reacts to too few nutrients with fewer flowers. Therefore, regular fertilisation is recommended. Even though it is considered water-shy, it likes to be watered sufficiently and the soil does not dry out, but it does not tolerate waterlogging. The hibiscus should not only be pruned as a hedge. All previous years' shoots can be shortened to about five leaf nodes in spring. In this way the hibiscus regains its shape. Ground covers are excellent companions for a hibiscus. On the one hand, these plants ensure that the soil under the hibiscus does not dry out. But they also protect the plant during the cold season.
Buy garden hibiscus with pink flowers
We recommend buying 2 - 3 plants for a running metre.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the hibiscus all year round.