About Hibiscus Rosa Senisis – Hibiscus ‘Marguerite
Hibiscus Marguerite is an old heirloom cultivar that is seldom produced commercial now. It is a lovely, unusual, exotic shade of mauve lavender with a deeper burgundy colored throat. It is suitable for growing in tropical and sub tropical landscapes or as a potted plant for the porch, poolside, or patio.
Marguerite Hibiscus have the large, unique color in the flower of many exotics, but is a moderately strong and vigorous plant. It grows slightly slower than many landscape cultivars, but can be used in many applications where the slower growth is a desirable trait, and it will bloom in light shade.
Left unpruned, Marguerite will reach a mature height of about 2′ to 3′ , but is easy to maintain at lower heights. Frequent pruning is beneficial and helps the plant grower bushier and stronger.
The Hibiscus flowers are large, loose, open, crested doubles in a unique and usual shade of mauve purple. It tends to bloom in cycles.
For the best results with Hibiscus Marguerite:
- Plant in well draining, fertile, slightly acidic soil
- Locate in the full sun
- Prune for shape after flowering
- Feed a good quality slow release bloom boosting plant food twice yearly
- Protect from frost and freeze.