Hibiscus Aurora is widely used as an ornamental in parks and gardens around the world. It is a large shrub that grows 5 to 10 feet tall and can also be grown as a small shrub between 2 to 5 feet tall, depending on the size of the container and the climate where it is grown. It has bright, red, crimson and vinous flowers that bloom throughout the summer.
Hibiscus Aurora prefers to be placed in a sunny location and does best when grown in full sun, but will tolerate semi-shade as long as there is sufficient sunlight for proper flowering. Hibiscus Aurora enjoys regular watering and a moderate amount of fertility. Mulching around the base of the plant is a great way to help keep the soil moist and cool during hot summer days.
When grown in areas with cold winters, Hibiscus Aurora should be planted in a pot and brought indoors to stay warm and dry throughout the cold season. It needs plenty of sunlight and fertilizer to stay healthy during the winter months and will shed leaves when inside. The pot should be placed near a sunny window, watered regularly and kept in a well-drained potting soil.
Hibiscus Aurora is hardy in USDA Zones 9-11 and can be grown in slightly colder climates with proper care. Its bright attractive flowers will be a stunning addition to any landscape or garden, and its vining habit makes an excellent cover for trellises and arbors.