The Q&A Archives: swamp hibiscus

Question: I have two swamp hibiscus native to Georgia. They come back every year. I would like to know if I can plant the seeds now appearing in the pods? If so when and how? Thanks. Ruth Burgess

Answer: You can sow the seeds outdoors now by first loosening the soil and adding some compost or peatmoss, mixing it in, leveling the soil and then sprinkling the seeds on top. Cover the seeds with about a half inch of amended soil and tamp the soil down so the seeds make good contact with the soil. You won't need to water them in - natural rainfall will do the job for you. The seeds will experience a cold period which will help them break dormancy and they will sprout in the early spring. Enjoy your plants!

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