Hibiscus forum: Thought I oly had one Hibiscus

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 15, 2014 5:07 PM CST
I have one hibiscus right beside my back steps, don't know the name, but it somehow manages to return every year with no care from me. Then I remembered that my Confederate Rose is a Hibiscus. I trimmed it way back for the first time this year, it was reaching for the sun and was extending out in the way when I mowed. It had gotten pretty large.




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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 15, 2014 5:23 PM CST

Nice plant. I had one that volunteered in my yard but died the next year.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 15, 2014 5:31 PM CST
I'm thinking being it made it though this past winter then it is pretty hardy.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Apr 15, 2014 6:10 PM CST
You have a special touch.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 15, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Yes, my touch has been known to kill many plants!
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Apr 16, 2014 5:48 AM CST
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 16, 2014 8:11 AM CST
Your pure white double is Confederate Rose too! About 10 years ago I grew 8 from seed and all the flowers on the plant were different from each other. I traded away all but one because It has the most amazingly different coloration I've ever seen on a Confederate Rose - an interesting bi-color .. When the buds start to open it's almost like someone took a paint brush to it on some of them!

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 16, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Yes, the blooms start out white on mine then as they age they darken to the red color.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 16, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Here is my one confederate rose. I'm right on the edge as far as zone and sometimes it freezes before this blooms.


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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 16, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Vic, that's stunning! Lovey dubby
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 16, 2014 5:15 PM CST
Thank You! Lovey dubby
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 16, 2014 5:20 PM CST
I'm happy it has made it. We had freezing temps last night. I think it was about 27° this morning. It didn't last long and warmed quickly, but I'm glad I brought a couple of things inside.
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