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Great Design Plant: Hibiscus Syriacus ‘Sugar Tip’

As pretty as a party dress, ‘Sugar Tip’ has layers of pink that catch the eyes of butterflies Full Story
     Comment   August 10, 2014
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I live at about .500 miles (800 km) north of the Canadian-US border. I have a beautiful hibiscus of this type, though not this specific one. It has a woody stem which dies down to the ground every winter but grows again from the ground level in the spring. This means it doesn't get very tall. Its enormous flowers begin blooming about mid to late August. I then hope that our first killing frost doesn't come until the end of September so that the many buds have a chance to open.
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Moses Omilia
I love hibiscus and I have at least five different varieties growing in our country home garden. Somebody rightly said that hibiscus needs neither too much water nor too little. It is a hardy plant, though, and can resist severe droughts when fully grown. Our climate is Tropical Savanah and hibiscus does quite well. I have known hibiscus not only to be drought resistant but it also less prone to disease which reduces the need for spraying.
Much of the hedge around our home is made of hibiscus which has interlocked with the chain-link fence and provides shade both our free range chicken, plus creepy native plants which grow under it that are food to the chicken, besides the insects which dwell in the undergrowth.
The other advantage hibiscus offers to my family is that we are able to feed to our livestock whenever the hedge is trimmed.
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