Huge, tropical blooms bring an exotic feel to temperate climates
Hardy hibiscus create large, colorful blooms and are extremely easy to grow. All they ask for is full sun, decent soil, and some pruning once in awhile. They leaf out very late in spring, so be patient and don't assume they're dead - or worse, chop them down! Unlike the smaller tropical houseplant variety, hardy hibiscus grow well in many parts of the country, including colder climates to zone 4.