Dinner Plate Aralia - Plant
Common name: Hibiscus moscheutos
Color: Pink, rose, red and white with red eyes
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Gather seeds once the flowers fade. Gardeners can pinch the seed head off and place it in a cool, dry location to dry the seeds; or, let the pods dry on the plant before breaking them open to collect the seeds. Store seeds in a cool, dry spot until you are ready to plant them.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 68-72¼ F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Select a 5- to 6-inch stem.
- Cuttings should be taken from new growth that is about as thick as a pencil.
- Place the cutting directly into a glass or container of water after cutting.
Remove any of the cutting s lower leaves before placing it in a container filled with 1 part peat and 3 parts sand.
- The cutting should begin forming roots within five weeks.
Moist borders. Specimens. Useful in low spots or wet areas in the landscape. Effective along streams or ponds. Temporary summer screen or hedge. Can be grown in large containers.
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has many medicinal uses in Chinese herbology .
- Hibiscus moscheutos,
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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