Hibiscus Varieties

Closeup of Red Hibiscus flowers in bloom on bush (right) with grey background (left)Colorful Hibiscus Flowers 

The tropical hibiscus plant is an Arizona Favorite! The hibiscus plant and hibiscus tree come in a variety of colors and sizes. Characteristics of the hibiscus flower vary from disc-shaped petals to showy double-flowers, and from solid-color blooms to those with contrasting-color centers. With proper hibiscus care, you can enjoy this tropical plant year round.

The hibiscus plant provides splashes of beautiful color for your garden. These plants do well in the Arizona heat and are easy to care for. They require regular watering, especially during the warm summer months. While the single petal red hibiscus varieties are the most hardy varieties for use in full sun, we recommend planting hibiscus on the east side of your property or so that it receives partial shade in the afternoon.  Hibiscus plants provide a good starting point for your garden, offering excellent coverage for walls and fences. Add interest to your garden by adding other ground plants or tall vines with vibrant flowers and colors that complement your hibiscus flowers.

Looking for the perfect companion plant for your hibiscus plant? See our recommendations below.

Closeup of yellow Hula Girl hibiscus bloom on bush

Hibiscus Plant Facts – General

  • Type: Full sun to Part Shade (in the afternoon)
  • Height: Needs regular watering—weekly or more often in extreme heat
  • Bloom Time: Vigorous, fast, round grower to 8-10 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide
  • Sun-Shade: Summer flowering
  • Watering Needs: Year-round showy flowers, can be used for cuttings

Below Are Some of Our Most Successful Valley Favorites:

Brilliant aka San Diego Red Hibiscus flower closeup

Brilliant Hibiscus / San Diego Red Hibiscus

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Brilliant')

This hibiscus plant produces bright red flowers that will add a pop of color to your garden.  This plant will grow 8-10 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide and is ideal for landscape borders, containers and cut flowers. 

C'est BonHibiscus

'C'est Bon' Hibiscus

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

The C’est Bon Hibiscus is easy to care for and produces rose to pink colored hibiscus flowers with a white trim.  This hibiscus plant flowers from spring to fall and has evergreen foliage so it is beautiful to look at even when it’s not flowering.  The C’est Bon Hibiscus grows 2-3 feet tall and wide and is ideal for flower beds, border plants as well as container gardens and cut flowers.

Cherie  Hibiscus

Cherie Hibiscus

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis'Cherie')

The Cherie Hibiscus produces vibrant, bright yellow flowers all summer. This hibiscus plant grows 6-8 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide.  It is the perfect plant for a hedge or screen and flourishes in container gardens.

Crown of Bohemia Hibiscus

Crown of Bohemia Hibiscus

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Crown of Bohemia')

This tropical plant produces a beautiful yellow to deep orange double bloom hibiscus flower. It flourishes in the Arizona heat and will bloom year round.  It has luscious, deep green foliage and is an excellent choice for a hedge or screen.  This tropical beauty is easy to care for and is an ideal focal point for any garden.  It does well in containers and can be trained to grow as a hibiscus tree. It can grow 8-10 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide.

Other Hibiscus Varieties That Do Well in Arizona:

  • Closeup of pink and orange Erin Rachael hibiscus flower in garden'Erin Rachel' Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
  • Fiesta Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Fiesta')
  • Fullmoon® Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Monoon')
  • Hula Girl Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Hula Girl')
  • Red Darling® Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Hiroshil')
  • Red Dragon® Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis 'Mongon')

At SummerWinds Nursery our plants are guaranteed to grow!  We pride ourselves on having the most knowledgeable staff to answer all of your gardening questions.  We guarantee success when you follow the recommendations of our experts.

Visit your local SummerWinds Nursery today and let us help you create your own tropical oasis!

Companion Plants for Hibiscus

Companion Plants for Hibiscus

Looking for the perfect companion plant for your Hibiscus?

Here's a list of recommendations: Banana, Bougainvillea, Canna, Cordyline, Cuphea, Fountain Grass, Jasmine, Lantana, Mandevilla, Orchid Tree, Passion Flower, Phormium, Plumbago, Tibouchina and Verbena.

At SummerWinds, We Guarantee Success!