With Mother's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a beautiful plant that would make for a great gift. I know what you are saying, "Flowers for Mother's Day; Don't you have anything different to offer?" Well, this is no ordinary flower, and after having received it to enjoy last week, I can't stop catching a glance at it on the patio, as I walk past the patio door. And, since receiving the beautifully blooming plant, I had my husband set up our patio set on the deck, so that I can could sit out and enjoy the Tropic Escape Hibiscus from Costa Farms. What sets this plant aside from others is that these exquisite plants have big blooms, a tropical punch and unique, captivating shades; it is no surprise they debuted at the mecca of food and cocktails - The 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
Here are some juicy facts that support why Tropic Escape is a must-have for Spring decor:
Big Blooms. With seven-inch-across blooms ranging from frilled to wildly colored and ruffled, Tropic Escape Hibiscus have large, deep green, shiny foliage, and attractive shrubby habits. The colors themselves are spectacular, with bursts of bright, flamboyant hues. Some even have double blossoms and generally stay open longer than the normal hibiscus!
Tropical Punch. One of the quickest transformations from winter-weary bare patios to tropical delight is with color, and our line of Tropic Escape Hibiscus bloom like crazy from spring to frost. So create a beautiful backyard haven with your Tropic Escape Hibiscus. Their bright hues add great colorful alternatives to your existing porch or patio décor, making your backyard an oasis full of tropical festivity.
Unique & Captivating Shades. The Pantone Color Institute® decreed that 2012 is the year of Tangerine Tango, which they describe as "a spirited reddish-orange that continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward." An enticing juicy orange, Tangerine Tango is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven any gardener’s outlook this spring--in petal form. Try ‘Mandarin Mojito’ or ‘Tiki Temptation’ to infuse radiant shadings of a sunset, marrying the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic tint that emanates fun, sun and energy.
Overwintering. Hibiscus plants bloom from spring to fall. Come late fall, move your plant indoors, but don’t be alarmed if your hibiscus doesn’t flower or ends up adding yellow leaves over the winter. This is just the hibiscus telling you it does not like the winter and you should continue to care for the hibiscus normally. Once outdoor conditions improve and you move it outside again, your hibiscus will recuperate.
Just look at the photos I took of this plant in bloom on my deck last week. Even Savannah and Arabella have taken a liking to it, as they continually try to smell the blooms, and Savannah points and says, "Pretty, Mommy!".
We ended going to to Lowe's over the weekend and bought 6 more of these plants to place around the yard. And, when my mother came down and saw them, she couldn't stop talking about them, and telling my father that they needed to get a few for their decks. I know what I am getting her for Mother's Day!
So, if you a special mother in your life who loves flowers, but you want to surprise her with a unique gift this Mother's Day, why not consider picking her up a Tropic Escape Hibiscus From Costa Farms. She will not be disappointed.
The gorgeous Tropical Escape Hibiscus makes it easy to transform a dull or dated room or deck into a trendy, glamorous space, and only have to travel as far as your local Home Depot, Lowe's or Walmart. The plant retails at only $19.99.
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.