Fairytale garden marshmallow with pink flowers
A garden marshmallow with pink flowers is fairytale-like and simply beautiful to look at. No romantic flower garden should be without this plant. The hibiscus is a summer flower and will turn your garden into a fairytale garden in no time at all.
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. Hibiscus can be combined in a hedge with, for example, star jasmine, the common lilac or hydrangea. They can also be combined splendidly with photinia or goldilocks.
Hibiscus hedge not only loved by insects
Hibiscus is popular with bumblebees, butterflies and bees as it offers plenty of nectar and pollen. A flowering hibiscus hedge will also amaze and delight visitors. A splendid flowering hedge is a real feast for the eyes.
The right location for the hibiscus
The garden hibiscus likes full sun, but sheltered places. It can therefore be placed near the patio or indoors. It does not necessarily have to be planted in the garden, but can also be kept 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 bush ibis
The garden hibiscus reacts to too little nutrients with fewer flowers. Therefore, regular fertiliser applications are recommended. Even though it is considered to be water-shy, it likes to be watered well 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 shoots can be cut back to about five leaf nodes in spring. In this way the hibiscus regains its shape. Shrubs 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 per running metre
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the hibiscus all year round.