Addendum to my last post: I should have mentioned how care-free and easy it is to grow hardy (perennial) hibiscus. (This is not a Tropical Hibiscus that would not survive the winters here) Hardy Hibiscus can be grown in zones 4 – 9 (-20 degrees F). I live in zone 6b. This plant simply comes back year after year with little attention. In the winter it dies back to the ground and I remove the dead branches. It emerges late in the spring just when you think you have lost it. Year after year of spectacular blooms! Click here for more information on growing.
I purchased this white hibiscus last summer from Lowe’s. I had to enclose it with chicken wire because little bunnies had eaten a few stalks!