Previously we have presented an article on cranberry hibiscus, now there are more beautiful hibiscus flowers with purplish blue flowers. This is a blue hibiscus flower, according to some information it is not a type of hibiscus flower. For more details about this unique and beautiful plant, let’s walk through the article to the end.
Is There a Blue Hibiscus?
Speaking of blue hibiscus flowers, it has to do with mallows. The flowers can be rose, purple, purple, violet, or white. The blue shoe kemang grown in the garden shows that the flowers are not real blue but are mixed with purple. In botanical science, the plant called hibiscus flower is called Alyogyne huegelii.
In Latin the blue hibiscus flower is called Hibiscus syriacus, the variety can be ‘Blue Bird’ or ‘Azurri Satin’. Referring to the henus hisbiscus, this plant deserves to be called a hibiscus flower even though there are other opinions that call it the Rose of Sharon, this plant generally breeds aggressively in the plains of the Southeastern United States. Thus said gardeningknowhow.com
This plant with the name blue hibiscus flower is a viable plant and can grow in harsh zones like USDA zones 5-8. It is a type of shrub with developing leaves. Usually the breed is aggressive so that it sometimes becomes a shrub and weeds. Indeed, this purplish blue flower is very attention-grabbing and gives its own beauty.
If you like gardening and love growing flowers, especially blue hibiscus flowers, start by planting a limited number of stems. Because in the near future, maybe a year or two and you will have a lot of shrubs resulting from breeding plants. When there are shrubs, you can transplant them to plant them elsewhere. But don’t wait too big to be moved.
Blue Hibiscus Plant Care
The best soil for growing blue hibiscus plants is alkaline soil. However, acidic soil can also be a place for growth without the need for additional fertilizers. To keep the soil cool and dry, add organic mulch such as straw on top of its root system from freezing winters or dry summers. Acidic soil, if desired, can be converted into alkaline soil.
Among the routine maintenance that must be done on this plant is regular pruning of old twigs or branches. Larger pruning also needs to be done late summer, this will not damage the plant and can even stimulate better growth.
One thing to watch out for is watering. Indeed, the blue hibiscus plant is drought tolerant but you still have to water it. Regular watering will make the soil fertile and the plants will also flower more. Blue Hibiscus plants are easy to care for and very attractive when added to the spots in your garden. When the flowering period, it will give beauty to your garden.