Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Crown Of Bohemia'
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Tropical Hibiscus
This selection has a rounded upright shape bearing large, double blooms of golden yellow; makes an ideal hedge, screen, or background planting; great for containers; do not allow to dry to wilting point
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus features bold yellow round flowers with gold overtones and orange eyes at the ends of the branches from mid summer to early fall. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus is a multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Crown Of Bohemia Hibiscus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.