Gardening

Plants of the genus hibiscus that cannot be missing in your garden

The Hibiscus or hibiscus, is a genus that comprises approximately 150 species of the more than a thousand that are described, belonging to the Malvaceae family. On this occasion I will share with you two hibiscus: rosa-sinensis and syriacus, better known as the China rose and the Syrian rose.

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Rose of China (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

The Chinese rose known botanically as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is part of the Malvaceae family and is of Asian origin. It is a highly branched 1-4 m tall shrub, ideal for the garden and balcony. Its leaves are or alternate 5 to 12 cm long. Its flowers, red, solitary, pink, orange or yellow, broadly flared, 8 to 12 cm in diameter. They develop from spring to fall.

Provide him with fertile, well-drained soil; full sun; abundant watering only in summer, 2 times a week; 200 grams of bone meal per bush in spring.

Propagate the Chinese rose by cuttings in the fall or by grafting in varieties with double flowers. Does not tolerate frost, plant repaired from the south. You also have to be careful with aphids in spring; you fight with fans. Prune by shortening the branches in spring.

Syrian rose (Hibiscus syriacus)

The Syrian rose known botanically as Hibiscus syriacus, is part of the Malvaceae family and is of Asian origin. It is a shrub with deciduous foliage and abundant branching, it can grow from 2 to 4 m high, ideal for the garden. Its leaves are serrated, ovoid or trilobed, 4 to 8 cm long. Its solitary, white, red, bluish, pink, purple, etc. flowers, single or double, 5 to 8 cm in diameter. They develop from spring to fall.

Provide it with a fertile, deep and somewhat clayey; in full sun or partial shade; prefers a humid atmosphere; watering every 4 days in summer and every 20 days in winter; 100 to 200 grams of bone meal in spring.

Propagate the Syrian rose through cuttings in the fall and sow in the spring. Tolerates intense frosts and prunes in autumn. It is resistant to parasitic causes.

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