All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Kitaibelia vitifolia


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: White

This splendid perennial plant from the Lower Danube is not often offered by nurseries in the UK. Related to hollyhocks, it grows 6-8ft high with unusual, vine-like leaves and large, showy cup-shaped white flowers from July to September. It forms a good sized bush, and works very well at the back of a border.

Almost shrub-like, this is a rare tall plant that is happy in sun or shade, and normal or moist soil and really deserves to be better known. Fantastic for providing interest for shady areas where you might normally struggle to find a flowering plant.

From the Danube in 1890 and named after the botanist Kitaebel. It still grows wild in Yugoslavia.

Height: 1.5-2m

Common name(s): Russian hibiscus, Chalice flower, Vine-Leaved Kitaibelia


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.