A Place of Unique Beauty Seeking to
Inspire, Enlighten, and Connect
People of All Ages to the World of Plants, Gardening, and Horticulture
October Plant of the Month
Hibiscus makinoi -Makino’s hibiscus
by Adrienne Roethling,
Hibiscus is a large group of plants with over 100 species ranging from hardy shrubs, herbaceous perennials to tropical specimens. All plants in the mallow family have large showy flowers, some double and grown for their prized colors.
Hibiscus makinoi is a Japanese native mallow that has been growing at the garden since 2016. Herbaceous stems produce large, maple-like leaves and clear pink flowers beginning in late September. Plants die back to the ground and re-emerge from the base in mid spring. A chance seedling or two may appear also. Place Hibiscus makinoi in full sun with good drainage.
Join or Renew your garden membership for the month of October and your name will be included in a drawing for a complimentary division of Hibiscus makinoi.