Hibiscus is easy to grow from seed or from a nursery grown plants. Grow this hardy perennial in full sun with part sun in the afternoon and it will reach the height of four feet with similar spread.
Cover the seeds with soil and water so that the soil is moist but not wet. Set the seed kit by a sunny window. Watch the seed kit so that the soil does not dry out. It is best to keep the soil evenly moist and in approximately eight weeks, your dinner plate hibiscus will be eight inches tall and ready for transplanting outdoors.
Plant the nursery grown hibiscus in an area that has full sun with part sun in afternoon especially if your summers are very hot. The part sun will prevent the leaves from getting burned.
A good location would be close to a picture window so you can enjoy this beautiful flowering shrub throughout the blooming season; July - September.
Dig a hole that is the same depth and width as the nursery pot. Mix compost into the soil along with slow release fertilizer. Remove the hibiscus from the pot and set it in the center of the hole. Backfill the hole and water well.
The flower is pink with a red eye.
Grow hibiscus in zone 3-9
Groundhogs will eat the leaves and flowers.