How to Grow and Care For Hibiscus Plants

Thinking about adding hibiscus to your garden this year? These wonderful, easy-care shrubs are certain to brighten up any space and produce some of the largest flowers among perennial shrubs. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares all you need to know about growing hibiscuses, including care and maintenance needs.

close up of a large orange hibiscus flower with five rounded, overlapping petals that look sort of like a pinwheel. The center of the flower is a deep red. Lush, green foliage grows in the background.


Hibiscus flowers are some of the most stunning and certainly the largest of all perennial shrubs. With some blooms growing compactly, perfect for small garden spaces, and some clocking in at dinnerplate proportions, it’s no wonder these plants have garnered such intense popularity among gardeners. 

In addition to their beauty and prolific flowering nature, these easy-to-care-for shrubs can serve more than one purpose in the garden.

Their dense, attractive foliage makes them an ideal privacy hedge. They create a lovely boundary when planted in groups and make a wonderful summer focal point. Let’s dig in to how to plant and care for these wonderful flowering marvels.

Hibiscus Plant Overview

A close-up of a hibiscus plant showcases an orange flower with a captivating red center, nestled amidst a backdrop of green leaves. Behind it, another hibiscus flower of the same orange hue adds to the enchanting scene, surrounded by its own cluster of green leaves.
Plant Type Perennial or Evergreen
Season Summer, Varies
Pests Aphids, Spider Mites, Whiteflies, Thrips
Family Malvaceae
Exposure Full Sun
Species 200+
Diseases Armillaria Root Rot, Bacterial Leaf Spot, Botrytis, Root Rot, etc
Genus Hibiscus
Native Areas North America, Africa, and Asia
Height 2-16 feet
Hardiness Zones 4-9 for Deciduous Species, 9-12 for Tropical Species
Attracts Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies

Native Region

A close-up on a hibiscus plant featuring a vibrant red flower, captivating in its simplicity. The deep green leaves form a blurred background, providing a complementary contrast to the vivid bloom.
Both types of hibiscus share a resemblance in appearance despite their contrasting climates.

There are many different species of hibiscus. We will take a look at some of my favorites later in the article. These members of the Mallow family have origins far and wide, with many types having been naturalized in the United States. 

In general, cold-hardy hibiscus plants are native to North America and Asia. The native range of the plant depends upon the species, though, as they are not all native to and tolerant of the same climates. There are both tropical and cold hardy hibiscuses. The tropical species find their origins in the Pacific Islands and Africa.

While the two types of hibiscus have very different climates and dormancy habits, they are very much alike in appearance. Even though many species are cold-hardy, they still have a distinctively tropical aesthetic. This brings an exotic flair to gardens as far north as zones 4 and 5.


A close-up of a hibiscus plant features a delicate pink flower, standing out against the backdrop of lush green leaves. In the blurred background, additional green leaves and the branch of a nearby tree add depth and context to the overall scene.
Hibiscus, categorized as either perennial or evergreen shrubs, belong to the Malvacaea family.

Hibiscus are perennial or evergreen shrubs and are members of the Malvacaea family, also known as Mallows. It is a large genus, encompassing more than 200 different species, spanning a wide range of origins, growth habits, and environmental needs.

They are closely related to hollyhocks and okra, interestingly. There are two types of hibiscus: tropical and cold-hardy or deciduous.

Tropical Hibiscus

A close-up on a hibiscus plant showcases a radiant red flower and vibrant green leaves. Among the greenery, other flowers of the same captivating red hue can be seen, with one particular bud eagerly waiting to bloom and join the symphony of color.
These plants are often evergreen and can bloom throughout the year with appropriate care.

Tropical Hibiscus plants are not tolerant of freezing temperatures. They are, however, commonly evergreen and capable of blooming year-round if given proper care and the right environment. There are two popular species of tropical hibiscus: H. rosa-sinensis and H. sabdariffa.

Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis

The most popular species of tropical hibiscus is H. rosa-sinensis. With its origins in the Pacific Islands, it has been naturalized in places like India, Mexico, and Florida. These shrubs grow to about 4-10 feet tall, with about half that in terms of spread.

Their flowers range in size from 2-10 inches in diameter and come in the colors, red, white, pink, yellow, apricot, and orange. Flowers can have single or double-petal formations.

Hibiscus Sabdariffa

Also known as the roselle hibiscus, these are native to West Africa and have spread to the Caribbean and some parts of Asia. They range from 3-6 feet tall and have pale pink, single-petal flowers with a red center. The red veining of leaves and red stems make this an interesting and attractive plant.

H. sabdariffa is best known for its culinary uses. It is commonly used to make tea, and the roselle fruit it produces is used in cooking, and preparing jams, wine, and syrups. Its stems are also used for making twine and sacks, similar to hemp fiber.

Cold Hardy Hibiscus

A close-up of a hardy hibiscus showcases pink flowers against a backdrop of vibrant green leaves. The combination of the soft pink blooms and the lush foliage creates a visually pleasing composition, showcasing the natural beauty of the hibiscus plant.
In the fall, hardy hibiscus species act as perennial shrubs, shedding their leaves.

Hardy species of hibiscus behave as perennial shrubs. This means they lose their leaves in the fall, spend the winter months dormant, and then regrow in the spring.

Many of these plants are root-hardy only, dying back to the ground over the winter. When kept in milder climates, some varieties retain some branches.

The three most popular species of cold-hardy hibiscus are H. moscheutos, H. coccineus, and H. syriacus. Most of the hibiscus plants sold at nurseries are one of these or a hybrid of these species. 

Hibiscus Moscheutos

The commonly called Swamp Rose Mallow is native to the Southern United States. It is the only species tolerant of marshy environments. It reaches heights of 3-7 feet tall and has single-petal form flowers. The flowers are shades of white, red, or pink with a deeper crimson eye in the center.

Hibiscus Coccineus

The Scarlet Rosemallow, or Texas Star Hibiscus, is native to the Southern United States. It grows quite tall, up to 10 feet, and has striking, bright red, star-shaped flowers. Flower petals and leaves on this species are uniquely thin and pointed. While it is sometimes found in cultivation, it is more commonly found in the wild.

Hibiscus Syriacus

This is the Common Hibiscus, also referred to as the Rose of Sharon. They are native to China but are widely cultivated elsewhere. H. syriacus is a large species, reaching up to 15 feet tall, and is very easy to grow and maintain. It tends to be quite resistant to pests and diseases, adding to its popularity.

The flowers are single, semi-double, or double, with some varieties appearing to have a peony-like appearance. The flowers bloom in shades of white, purple, pink, blue, and combinations of these.


 A trio of potted plants graces the ground, their leaves lush and verdant, awaiting the bloom of colorful flowers. Beside them, an empty pot signifies the hibiscus's recent transfer to the rich dark soil, promising future growth and blossoms. The scene exudes anticipation, with the hibiscus and its companions poised to fill the space with vibrant floral beauty.
Growing hibiscus plants from seeds is a simple and fast process.

Hibiscus plants are very easy to grow and put on a grand floral show over the summer if properly cared for. Many people prefer to purchase their hibiscus plants in the summer when they are in bloom. This is not a problem if you live in a milder climate. However, the ideal time to plant hibiscus in colder climates is spring.

By planting hibiscus in the spring, it has ample time to establish a significant root system, which is what will carry the plant through the freezing weather of the following winter. Planting or transplanting starter plants in the summer may work out just fine as well, as long as the plant has a few months to establish those roots. Planting in the fall is typically a bad idea. 

A deciduous hibiscus planted in the fall may not survive the winter as well as one planted earlier in the year with more time to adapt to its surroundings. Small plants and rooted cuttings are best planted after the threat of frost ends in the spring.

Hibiscus plants can be grown from seed. It is an uncomplicated germination process, and they grow quite quickly. Germinate hibiscus seeds in early winter, 12 weeks before the last expected frost date. Move outdoors after the risk of freezing weather has passed. 

How to Grow

As I mentioned, hibiscus plants are not difficult to grow. They tend to be flexible in terms of their environmental needs, and once established, they are very sturdy plants. When choosing a spot for your hibiscus, keep in mind that they will appreciate shelter from strong winds, as this can damage branches and flowers.


A captivating assortment of hibiscus species stands out with their stunning shades of pale pink, pink, orange, and red. Against a backdrop of lush green leaves, these flowers create a delightful visual tapestry, showcasing nature's diversity.
Hibiscus species thrive in full sun but may benefit from some afternoon sun protection in hot climates.

Most species of hibiscuses prefer to be planted in full sun. In very hot climates, they will appreciate some shelter from the afternoon sun. In cooler climates, feel free to plant your hibiscus where it will get the greatest amount of sun possible.

Many hibiscus plants will tolerate partial shade, particularly if they get 6 hours of sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. However, too much shade will stifle flower production and may lead to leggy growth.


Close up of a bright red tropical flower with water droplets all over the pure red petals and bright green leaves. The background is lush, green, and blurry. The flower has five rounded and slightly ruffled petals with a large central stamen that comes out of the center. The whole flower is the same shade of scarlet.
When your hibiscus reaches maturity, it becomes highly resistant to drought.

Both tropical and deciduous hibiscus plants like to be watered. Most of them, however, don’t like to have soggy roots. This can lead to root rot. In the weeks after planting, water your hibiscus every couple of days. Water deeply to encourage root establishment.

For the first growing season, a hibiscus must be watered at least twice weekly. Regular rainwater will compensate for this. So if the soil is moist, adding additional water is unnecessary. Overwatering can be as detrimental as underwatering. 

Once your hibiscus matures, it will be quite drought-tolerant. Hibiscuses have large root systems with multiple tap roots. They are efficient at gathering water that is available in the soil. Once mature, weekly watering is all your hibiscus should need in times of little rain. 


A pair of clear plastic gloved hands put soil in a potted plant that has just been planted. The dark, rich brown soil is fresh and some has spilled out onto the white surface. The shrub's thin light brown branches are visible. Some of the green oblong leaves are close up and out of focus.
Adding organic matter can increase soil acidity and improve soil structure.

Hibiscus plants need slightly acidic soil rich in organic matter and nutrients. The soil’s ability to hold moisture is another important factor, as hibiscus needs moisture to thrive.

Well-draining, loamy soil is ideal. Hibiscus can also tolerate soil that is clay heavy. If your soil is clay-heavy or very dense, consider mixing in some coarse sand to improve drainage. 

To raise the acidity of your soil, add organic matter like peat moss, compost, or manure. This will help to loosen up the soil and increase the drainage around your plant’s root system. Tropical hibiscus plants thrive in soil that has a greater amount of sand in it. 

Climate and Temperature

A cluster of hibiscus flowers features charming pink blooms nestled among vibrant green leaves. Planted on brown soil with patches of green grass, the composition exudes natural beauty and tranquility.
Hibiscuses have high heat tolerance, provided they receive sufficient water.

This is where the two types of hibiscus deviate. Tropical hibiscuses are not tolerant of cold weather. If you opt to grow a tropical variety in a container, know that it should be brought indoors during the colder months. 

Indoors, tropical hibiscus will need as much light as you can provide it with and a moderately high humidity level. An indoor hibiscus will love being misted or placed in the shower to water the foliage and the roots.

Cold hardy hibiscuses are typically hardy to zone 5, with some cultivars surviving the winters in zone 4. Most of these plants have roots that survive temperatures down to -20°F. While the top of the plant will die in this weather, the roots are sturdy and tolerant. 

In terms of heat, hibiscuses are very tolerant. If you live in a warmer climate, you may need to increase watering frequency during the hottest summer months. Hibiscus can typically tolerate temperatures of 95°-115°F as long as they get adequate water. 


A hand adorned in blue gloves holds a scoop of white fertilizers from a paper bag, ready to nurture the hibiscus plant. Green leaves provide a lively presence by the side, while the rich brown soil acts as the perfect foundation.
Use a fertilizer with a high ratio of nitrogen and potassium for hardy hibiscus.

Hibiscus plants are heavy feeders, particularly when they are in bloom. During the growing seasons, you can fertilize hibiscus every two weeks. When in bloom, increase this to once weekly. Hibiscus needs no fertilizer over the winter.

Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen and potassium. These are the first and last numbers in the fertilizer mix ratio. Nitrogen is responsible for the growth of foliage. This is especially important for hardy hibiscus, which dies back to the ground in the winter.

Potassium is the most important nutrient for these plants. This is what makes all of the plant’s tissues and systems strong.


A man expertly wields a pruning shear in one hand while carefully holding leaves in the other. He tends to a hibiscus plant with purple blooms and green leaves, showcasing his dedication to shaping and maintaining its beauty.
The practice of deadheading promotes the transfer of energy in your hibiscus.

For the first growing period, hibiscus plants will need a moderate amount of care. They must be watered conscientiously, and fertilizing will always be an important factor in hibiscus care. Once hibiscus plants are established, they can utilize water collected from the soil more efficiently. Their water needs will decrease at this time.

Hardy hibiscus must be pruned in the spring to remove dead wood and prepare the plant for new growth. This should be done as early in the season as possible after the last expected frost. Pruning before foliage grows will preserve the greatest number of buds. Pruning after buds set will result in a greatly reduced blooming season.

A delicate pruning can be done in the late summer to tidy up the plant. However, too much pruning will encourage lots of new growth that can weaken the plant for winter.

Deadheading is a great practice that will encourage your hibiscus to transfer energy and allow for more sunlight and air to circulate unopened buds. Many types of hibiscus flowers bloom for only one day. It can get tedious keeping up with daily deadheading. But don’t worry; the plant will ultimately shed its flowers.

The only disadvantage to allowing the plant to drop its own flowers is that most types of hibiscus are free seeding. This means you can end up with more plants than you bargained for in the next year. 

Pests and Diseases

Hibiscus plants are very attractive to pests and wild animals, especially their flowers. There are a handful of pests and diseases to keep an eye out for. New plants tend to be more susceptible because their foliage is tender and easier for insects to feed on. 


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Proper care and nutrition are the best way to defend against pests.

Aphids are enemy number one in the gardens of many. These small insects pierce the tender growth of plants and suck the sweet sap out. An infestation of aphids can completely strip a young hibiscus plant of flowers and lead to an unfortunate blooming season.

They tend to go for the newest growth first, including flower buds, and they are visible to humans. Clusters of small green, yellow, or brown bugs covering your hibiscus buds will likely be aphids.

Another sign of aphids is a substance called honeydew. The aphids leave behind this sticky, sweet excrement and it makes a great spot for sooty mold to take up residence. 

Proper care and nutrition are the best defense against most pests. A strong plant has the greatest ability to bounce back from an infestation. To treat aphids naturally, neem oil is a good treatment. Use neem oil in the evening when pollinators are not around.

Spider Mites

A close-up captures the tip of a green leaf revealing a colony of tiny spider mites. It indicates an infestation that poses a threat to the overall health of the leaf and potentially the entire plant.
To identify spider mites, observe the delicate webs they construct within the plant.

More like mites and not so much like spiders, these tiny insects also feed on hibiscus as well. The leaves may begin to look shriveled, and you may be able to see tiny bits of what looks like dirt particles on the undersides of leaves.

However, spider mites are very tiny and difficult to detect in this way. The best detection is to look for the fine webbing they build on the plant’s interior.

If only a few leaves are affected, try wiping the underside of the leaves to remove mites. Insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils will help eradicate these pests. 


A close-up captures a green leaf of a hibiscus plant, adorned with a few whiteflies leaving behind a sooty mold residue. Some holes can also be observed, adding a sense of imperfection to the otherwise vibrant leaf.
Address the issues caused by whiteflies and sooty mold to protect your plants.

Hibiscus is the whitefly’s favorite food. The whitefly likes to hang out underneath leaves, sucking sap and leaving that sooty mold behind. These are easy to diagnose, as a simple shake of the affected branch will send these tiny white insects flying around. They look like tiny, white moths.

Whiteflies can transmit viruses to your plants, and sooty mold weakens the plant and interferes with photosynthesis. A strong spray from the hose will help dislodge many of these insects. Then treat the plant with neem or horticultural oil to prevent their return.


An unopened hibiscus flower is poised to bloom, while several thrips emerge from its center, ready to take flight. The blurred backdrop showcases the green leaves that will soon be joined by a fully blossomed flower.
To identify thrips, gently shake blooming flowers and observe the blossom’s center.

Thrips are sap-sucking insects as well. They cause flowers and foliage to shrivel and become deformed by draining them of moisture and nutrients. You may notice chlorotic spots on your hibiscus’ leaves before the foliage begins to die off altogether. 

Thrips are difficult to detect because they are so small. A good test when the plant is in bloom is to lightly shake a flower while looking into the bloom’s center. You should be able to see the thrips running around in there as they are disturbed. Neem oil and insecticidal soaps are effective treatments for thrips.

Armillaria Root Rot 

A close-up depicts an Armillaria Root Rot, showcasing the discoloration and decay affecting the plant. In the blurred background, green leaves from another plant symbolize a thriving contrast.
Prevention is the best solution to root rot, as treatment is not possible.

This type of fungal root rot is typically the result of overwatering. Signs of armillaria root rot are discoloration, wood cankers, and branch dieback. Additionally, a sign you might have an issue with root rot is the presence of small mushrooms growing from the base of your hibiscus.

There is no treatment for root rot. Prevention is the best solution to this issue. Once the plant has root rot, the best thing to do is remove it from the pot or ground and trim all rotting root tissue away. Then replant in clean soil and make sure the plant has good drainage. 


A hand with purple-painted cuticles holds a hibiscus flower that didn't manage to bloom fully, marked with purple spots, indicative of gray mold. The background features grasses in shades of green and brown, creating a natural setting.
Gray mold causes the foliage to become discolored and leads to leaf drop.

This fungal disease, also called gray mold, will manifest in unsightly discoloration of foliage and leaf drop. Prevention is best; cleaning up yard debris will go a long way toward avoiding disease. Pruning off affected branches will give your hibiscus the best chance against Botrytis. 

Hibiscus Chlorotic Ringspot Virus

A close-up focuses on a hibiscus leaf undergoing mottling and discoloration. The green leaf bears several yellow spots, signaling the plant's struggle with disease or nutrient deficiency.
Hibiscus leaves undergo mottling and discoloration due to this viral disease.

This viral disease causes mottling and discoloration of hibiscus leaves. Hibiscus Chlorotic Ringspot Virus is not treatable, but not fatal either. A plant will go on about its lifecycle, with only the flowers and foliage affected by discoloration. 

With more than 200 species of hibiscus, it is impossible to list all varieties, especially since gardeners are constantly creating new and unique cultivars. However, there are a few popular varieties you should be able to find in garden stores or nurseries. Here are a few to look for.

‘Lord Baltimore’

Two Lord Baltimore flowers stand out, displaying their large, brilliant red blooms. Behind them, lush green leaves and other flowers of the same kind provide a harmonious backdrop.
‘Lord Baltimore’ flowers add a special luster and are a captivating focal point in any garden.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Lord Baltimore’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 4-5 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

This wonderful shrubby hibiscus has thin, delicate-looking leaves in bright green. The blooms are very large (10 inches around) and brilliant red. The petals have a satiny appearance and texture, adding a special luster to these stunning blooms. ‘Lord Baltimore’ is very showy and eye-catching, making a nice focal point in the garden.

‘Luna Rose’

 A close-up showcases Luna Rose boasting luminous red blooms with a deep red eye and bright yellow pollen. Its vibrant presence is accentuated by the green leaves, while the blurred background offers glimpses of more of these captivating flowers.
The ‘Luna Rose is renowned for its compact nature and its big, radiant flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Rose’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 2-3 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

The Luna series of H. moscheutos are known for their compact size and large, luminous blooms. The plant will stay low to the ground, reaching only 3 feet tall. Despite the small size of this plant, the flowers are very large (7-8 inches) and have a bright raspberry color. Its blooms have a deep red eye and bright yellow pollen.

‘Midnight Marvel’

Midnight Marvel captivates with its huge, pure red blooms, demanding attention with their size and intensity. A glimpse of the blurred background showcases the plant's deep purple foliage, adding a touch of drama to the composition.
‘Midnight Marvel’ exhibits exceptional cold tolerance and can thrive even in zone 4.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus moschuetos ‘Midnight Marvel’ PP24079
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun to Part Shade
height height 4-5 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

This stunner has amazing, deep purple foliage, the deepest of the species. This deep, dark background perfectly complements its huge (9-inch) pure red blooms. The flowers are generally so highly pigmented that they almost glow against the dark background. ‘Midnight Marvel’ has excellent cold tolerance and is hardy to zone 4.

‘Blue Chiffon’

A close-up on Blue Chiffon reveals its true blue, semi-double-petaled flowers adorned with a ruffle of smaller petals inside the larger ones. The blurred background showcases the plant's lush green leaves.
‘Blue Chiffon’ produces medium-sized flowers that bloom during the peak of summer.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Chiffon’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height up to 12 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

The H. syriacus ‘Chiffon’ series is a personal favorite of mine. I have a lavender-blooming hibiscus variety in my own yard, but the blue variety is simply stunning. This true blue flower is semi-double petaled, with a ruffle of smaller petals inside of the five larger petals that make the foundation of the flower. This is a large cultivar with medium-sized flowers that bloom profusely in the middle of summer


A duo of Minerva flowers stands out as they flaunt their stunning, cool pink hue with a lavender hint at the edges. A deep red eye at the center, along with white stigma and pollen, adds to their allure. The blurred background features deep green and glossy foliage.
‘Minerva’ is a fast-growing plant with a long blooming season.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus syriacus ‘Minerva’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun to Part Shade
height height up to 10 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-9

Now this is a lovely plant. Reaching about 10 feet tall by the end of the season, ‘Minerva’ is a fast grower with a long blooming season. The foliage is deep green and glossy, and the flowers are a stunning, cool pink with a lavender hint at the edges. A deep red eye sits in the center of these medium-sized flowers, with a white stigma and pollen.


A close-up features Grace hibiscus flower, exhibiting its large, soft pink blooms with delicate white edges. The blurred background offers a slight glimpse of thick, glossy green leaves, enhancing the overall elegance of the composition.
‘Grace’ is an ideal cultivar for growing in groupings as a hedge due to its dense foliage.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Grace’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height up to 4 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 10-11

This wonderful tropical variety remains rather compact and fills in with thick, glossy green leaves. ‘Grace’ has dense foliage making it a great cultivar to grow in groupings as a hedge. It blooms prolifically, producing large (6-inch) soft pink flowers with white edges. This plant works beautifully in a tropical landscape. 

‘El Capitolo’

A close-up of Lion’s Tail Red hibiscus flower captures its orange double blooms. The stigma extends long and is adorned with a second set of ruffled petals, reminiscent of a tail with a tuft at the end. The blurred background showcases dark green leaves, adding depth to the visual presentation.
The Lion’s Tail hibiscus is a tropical variety with a distinct and exceptional character.
botanical-name botanical name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘El Capitolo’
sun-requirements sun requirements Full Sun
height height 4-5 feet
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 9-11

‘El Capitolo,’ or Lion’s Tail hibiscus, is another tropical variety with a unique personality. The blooms are double, but not in the usual sense. The base of the bloom is a large single-form bloom in red with pale yellow accents. The plant’s stigma is long and topped with a second set of ruffled petals, resembling a tail with a tuft at the end. A very unique and flamboyant flower.

Final Thoughts

Hibiscus plants are a wonderful way to add tropical vibes to your garden, even if you don’t live in the tropics. With so many varieties in varying shapes, sizes, and colors, there is a hibiscus for every garden. Their hardiness and relatively low maintenance needs make these plants a great investment if you value a spectacular floral display.

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