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    Thread: Hibiscus flower

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      Hibiscus flower

      Back in 2015 someone at work put several things including a hibiscus into a planter outside the front door. I really like them. As winter approached the hibiscus was going to be left outside to freeze so I took it over, transplanting it into a pot and bringing it inside for the winter, then brought it home for the 2016 growing season. I have been able to keep it going and over the weekend it did this.


      It is a little leggy so I need to prune it back.

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      Beautiful, I grow hardy hibicus in my flower garden. It's light pink and about 6.5 Inches across. Three years ago, it dropped seeds and I just left them to grow-big mistake. Now I have many plants, so I pulled out all except two and they grew well. Last year and this year those two have reverted back to one of the parent plants and is dark red.
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      Very pretty. I'm don't think they are hardy here, zone 4. At least I don't see any around.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
      Very pretty. I'm don't think they are hardy here, zone 4. At least I don't see any around.

      Hardy hibiscus are supposedly OK as far North as Zone 4. They're the ones with flowers sometimes the size of dinner plates. Tropical ones do better as house plants even in our Zone 7 (I think)...definitely won't make it over winter in my yard and are too much bother (for me) to take in huge pots from the deck (did that one year and got rewarded with a leaky pot saucer and tiny plant bugs flitting around).
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      U.S. and Canada gardening zones differ. Roughly, you add 1 to make U.S. zones approximately = Canadian zones. So your 4 = our 5 and is warmer than here. It might be ok here till we get that once in a while really cold winter, like Dec. 2017. There are other differences too.

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      I grow them in pots. I don't do anything special for their care unless general neglect is considered special. When I bring them indoors I make sure they are in a sunny spot and I keep the soil moist. That's it for me.
      The hardy hibiscus are beautiful. I wish I had a place for them in my yard. Several of my neighbors have them and they appear to winter in Nebraska just fine.

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      This one is definitely not hardy here. During the spring, summer, and early fall it's in a shady spot on our deck. Then I take it to work and put it either in the sunny break room window, or the entry where it's less warm and a little less sunny. Tried that last winter and it flowered several times.

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      I don't but that's really beautiful.

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      BEAUTIFUL flower!!
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      Gorgeous color, not one think I've seen. They are around here but I don't have any, think it's kind of iffy if they survive the winter.
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