The choice of a hardy hibiscus for gardens affected by frost is limited to two types of deciduous shrubs, hibiscus syriacus
from East Asia and hibiscus synosyriacus from Western China.
For me hibiscus syriacus
, or the "Tree Mallow," is one of the best sights in the garden this month.
, in particular, are very hardy - and ideal for growing in pots on patios.
Hibiscus syriacus, which will tolerate several degrees of frost, is the most reliable.
Hibiscus syriacus originates not from Syria but from China and India.
If you haven't space for Hibiscus syriacus, try the overlooked `flower of an hour', the species Hibiscus trionum.
THINK PINK: With Hebe Great Orme; BLUE MOOD: Hibiscus Syriacus
Q I WAS given a plant of Hibiscus Syriacus
ATHERE are lots of things which should be particularly attractive right now including potentillas, Perovskia, Indigofera, hypericums, hydrangeas, fuchsias, Hibiscus syriacus
, Buddleja davidii, Caryopteris, Ceratostigma, vincas, hebes and Abella grandiflora.