Pictures of Flowers in Containers: A = Hibiscus, B = Calibrachoa
by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)
Pictures of flowers: A = Hibiscus, B = Calibrachoa
Container Gardening Flowers: A = Hibiscus, B = Calibrachoa
Simply striking! A two-plant simple container combination can become extraordinary by the use of electric, bright, eye-catching colors.
Blue calibrachoa blooms from spring until fall and produces hundreds of flowers.
It has a compact growing habit, it requires minimal maintenance as it is very disease-resistant. It provides a mat-like backdrop for the hibiscus plant.
Hibiscus is a small shrub with large flowers, so give it plenty of space to grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Hibiscus prefers soil that is kept moist, but not wet.
It can be pruned to grow as a standard, making it a good choice to add height to a container combination.
Hibiscus is cold sensitive, so in colder zones you must treat it like an annual or bring it indoors before the fall's first frost (winter hardy to zone 6).
It is somewhat prone to insect problems, such as aphids, Japanese beetles, mealybugs and whiteflies. Apply insecticide as needed, and make sure it is insect-free before you bring it indoors for winter.
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