Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hibiscus Sugar Tip .. One Sweet Shrub!

I've always been dotty about variegated foliage. Combine splashed leaves with a flower that's so alluring and it's difficult to imagine one lovelier. I'm over the moon about this stand-out shrub in Alice's Garden.

Hibiscus 'Sugar Tip' offers a delicate white tracery on its leaves, while the petite blooms with their colorful centers are sweet additions to flower arrangements. The double frilly flowers are subtle, about 1 and 1/2 inches wide with an eye-catching vermillion center.

 It's won me over completely.
And I'm not known for selecting pale pink flowers.
This ProvenWinners Color Choice Shrub arrived as a trial plant, and remained a beloved summer bloomer in my California garden.


  1. Just found your blog today ( my 53rd birthday) and am looking forward to reading through your past and future posts.
    Cheers, a Bay Area Gardener

    1. Happy Birthday, Leticia!
      thanks for stopping by to connect.

  2. Is that a cultivar? We have a lot of hibiscus but I don't think I've seen this yet.

    1. Hi Bom
      Indeed, a very sweet cultivar.
      Small flowers compared to many, but very interesting.

  3. That's a beautiful plant Alice. I haven't seen it before and I like it a lot. Hope all is well.

  4. Yes, Ann
    It's a sweetie / keeper!
    Hope you're having a great summer,