Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Klahanie Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tangello'
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Strawberry Crush'
There are some very nice compact Hibiscus available at the moment which have been bred by Klahanie Nurseries of Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and currently available here..They are ideal for courtyards or small gardens and for growing in pots if you live in a climate which experiences a cold and frosty winter. They could be moved out of winter temperatures and kept dry during the coldest days.
Among the selection available are the two pictured above as well as a single pale yellow with a white eye called 'Limoncello'; a big red single dark red called 'Wild Cherry'; a single grey/mauve called 'Coconut Ice'; and two double flowering orange bi-colours called Calypso' and 'Golden Dreams'. Hibiscus are really at their best between now and April with a succession of wonderful blooms. I liquid feed mine every couple of weeks at this time of year to keep the foliage glossy and for the production of well sized flowers.

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