Northeast Gardening forum: free for the taking - salmon hibiscus plant in 20 " pot

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Sep 14, 2012 10:19 AM CST
THIS SALMON HIBISCUS IS OLD, BIG, HEALTHY AND POT BOUND...IT IS TOO BIG FOR ME TO KEEP IN THE GREENHOUSE ANY LONGER AND I DO NOT WANT IT TO DIE OVER THE WINTER. IT IS FREE FOR THE TAKING AND IT WILL TAKE A PICKUP OR LARGE VEHICLE TO HAUL IT. IT IS VERY HEAVY. IT IS GETTING READY TO BLOOM AGAIN.
IT BLOOMS YEAR ROUND IN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS.

I hope someone in the surrounding area has a place for it. It is such a big plant and so heavy I just can not ship it anyplace.
I have kept it trimmed back but it still keeps growing. It stays outside from April until October but then we are pushing our luck here at the farm because it gets really cold. I have it sitting between the yard beside the AC and the deck in a corner where it gets only Morning sun for now. It was out in full sun, partial sun, late afternoon sun, it just seems to love almost anyplace you put it if you keep it watered and keep it in a big enough pot. I think it would fit in a muck bucket for a few years if you cut holes in the muck bucket for drainage.. That was going to be my next container for it, but the Aimees took up so much room in the GH that this has to go. Pass the word around if you will please.


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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 14, 2012 6:16 PM CST

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oohh I wish I had the room for it
Name: Marie Kapuscinski
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
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makap
Nov 21, 2012 9:26 AM CST
I hope you found a good home for your plant. I have one that is still blooming in the house. I usually cut it back in the winter when I bring it in. but this time it bloomed late and I have just let it bloom. I now have a tropical that is blooming. Nothing like having blooms in your home. Smiling
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Nov 21, 2012 7:58 PM CST

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you are not kidding.. such a winter pick you up!!!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Nov 22, 2012 1:46 PM CST
It did find a home just before the hurricane came. Thank God. It went down the street to be used as a stock plant for the Farmer's Market Nursery Dept. When I told them (good friends) I was going to let it die outside, they were here within the hour. I had stopped at their Market to pick up some fresh baked corn bread and told them about it. I was so happy. Then came Sandy. We can close this thread now.
Thanks for all your comments and Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Nov 23, 2012 7:13 AM CST

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that's awesome!!!

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