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Blue Hibiscus-Staked

Blue Hibiscus-Staked

Regular price $25.30 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: lilac blue
Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Blue Hibiscus, scientifically known as Alyogyne huegelii, is a unique and visually striking flowering shrub that can thrive in the Arizona landscape, particularly in regions with a hot and arid climate. Despite its common name, Blue Hibiscus does not produce true blue flowers but rather a range of colors from lavender-blue to deep purple. This shrub adds a touch of tropical elegance and vibrant color to gardens and outdoor spaces.

One of the most distinguishing features of Blue Hibiscus is its large and showy hibiscus-like flowers. These flowers typically have five distinct petals and can be found in various shades of blue, purple, or lavender. While the plant's common name suggests blue flowers, the actual color may vary within the purple-blue spectrum. The flowers create a visually captivating and tropical appearance.

Blue Hibiscus shrubs typically reach heights of 3 to 6 feet, with a similar spread, creating a well-proportioned and upright form. They are well-suited to Arizona's hot and arid climate, thriving in full sun and requiring well-drained soil. This plant is drought-tolerant once established, making it a valuable choice for water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping.

Maintenance of Blue Hibiscus includes occasional pruning to shape the shrub and remove dead or overgrown branches. It is generally considered low-maintenance and is known for its resilience in desert conditions.

In summary, Blue Hibiscus is a visually striking and drought-tolerant choice for Arizona landscapes, especially in regions with a hot and arid climate. Its hibiscus-like flowers in shades of blue and purple, upright form, and tropical appearance make it a valuable addition to gardens and outdoor spaces, adding both visual beauty and a touch of exotic allure to the desert environment.

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