Hibiscus moscheutos Carousel Pink Passion (Tahi16') (PBR)
- Position:full sun
- Soil: Moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth:fast growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This new, woody-based perennial hibiscus produces the most amazing reddish pink summer flowers, which can grow up to 18cm across. The purple-flushed foliage forms a wonderful backdrop and is handsomely lobed, so even while not in bloom, it offers textural interest and colour contrast towards the back of the border. It's easy to grow and very hardy, tolerating temperatures as low as -15° C.
- Garden care: Grow in a sheltered spot in full sun with a humus-rich moist soil, these plants don't like to dry out. It could happily be grown in a large container as long as you keep it well watered. Protect the crown with a dry mulch through the winter months.