Purple Hibiscus is an attractive plant for any landscape
They not only make a beautiful accent in a variety of landscape settings, but many herbalists and gardeners also use them. They create a beautiful site near a garden and attract bees to help pollinate your fruit and vegetables. When harvested, the flowers from the plant can be dried and used for many things.
Purple Hibiscus is one variety of the hibiscus family hearty, deciduous, tender, an edible perennial plant that grows as either individual plants, shrubs or flowering tree
It has been commonly used as an ornamental and is deemed to have medicinal properties. It blooms in the summer and fall and can be grown in a pot indoors or outdoors. If planted correctly, it is easily propagated requires little maintenance.
Its attractive broad, dark green leaves yield purple flowers ideal for creating stunning centerpiece displays. It can grow up to 15 feet and more than six inches across and thrives in the well-drained moist soil in frost-free zones. Purple Hibiscus can be dried and used to make herbal teas. It contains antioxidant-like substances called anthocyanins and has been used to treat various digestive problems, as well as scurvy, fevers, anxiety and lowering blood pressure. Applied topically, it is one of the most naturally occurring astringent.
Purple Hibiscus is a beautiful, multipurpose plant to have in any yard, landscape or garden
Some cultures use the dried petals in hot and cold teas. Others use them in homemade soaps and other beauty cosmetics. Purple hibiscuses are also famous for use in butterfly and hummingbird gardens when placed around water fountains and small human-made ponds.
When planting purple hibiscus, keep in mind its purpose to maximize its function. Whether it’s planted as a bush or used as a focal point for its showy, bright petals, the hibiscus plant can play an important part.
Scientific Name:Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens Purple'
USDA Climate Zone:5- 9
Tree Height: 10 - 15 feet
Tree Width: more than 6 inches
Soil Type: Well-drained, Moist
Sun: Sun, Part sun