Plant Database forum: Tropical Hibiscus parent entry

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 10, 2012 1:03 AM CST

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Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Dave, please add the following to this parent entry:

Sun Requirements:
Full Sun to partial Shade

Flower Time:
Spring
Summer
Fall

Uses:
Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Suitable as Annual
Suitable as a houseplant

Propagation: Seeds
Will not come true from seed

Propagation: Other Methods
Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip

Containers:
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 6:53 AM CST

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Is it true about all tropical hibiscuses that they won't come true from seed?

Also, do all tropical hibiscuses bloom in Spring, Summer and Fall? Just looking for confirmation before I leap. Smiling
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 10, 2012 7:11 AM CST

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It's almost a miracle if they do come true from seed. I think the figure is 1 chance in 200, so we can safely say they don't.

They actually bloom in winter too in the zones where they're supposed to be grown (9-11) and if they're grown as houseplants, but I hesitated to include winter in the general list, although I did include it in the data for some that are known to bloom year-round.

So go ahead and leap.

But actually, I just thought of something else that should be done on the parent entry for Hibiscus (not Tropical Hibiscus). It currently says they can live in 1-gallon containers and that seems silly. Can that be removed from the Hibiscus parent entry?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 7:21 AM CST

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I'll put these in and will remove the 1 gallon reference.

You know that these values will copy down to all tropical hibiscuses, right?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 10, 2012 7:27 AM CST

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Yes, I do. I was filling them all in already, starting on page 1, but now I'll only have to do the variable data, such as colors and heights.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 7:45 AM CST

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This is done!
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zuzu
Jul 10, 2012 7:55 AM CST

Plants Admin

Thank you, Dave. Now I'll go to sleep for the night. Smiling My internal clock is doing ridiculous things lately.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 10, 2012 7:56 AM CST

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I was wondering what you were doing up this early!!! Sleep sweet. Smiling

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