Last year I tried 2 hisbicus plants purchased healthy at home depot. They eagerly bloomed and grew. I had them planted by the house for protection behind the roses and under a tree but they got bright light in the afternoon. They were suppose to tolarate the low temps of az. They died. I replanted them and put a third one in a huge pot waist high sheltered by a viynal shed and shaded by olive trees to get filtered sunlight during the hottest summer months. They all died. Are these to be treated as houseplants in az? In Iowa I had one for yrs but brought it outdoors after 45 degrees and indoors at 43 degrees. I was dreaming of a hisbicus tree I saw yrs ago. It was gorgeous.