Hibiscus forum: Best time to move hibiscus?

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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 20, 2014 7:28 AM CST
I have three plants that need to be moved this spring, but not sure when to do it. Now, or wait until there's growth? I don't want to interfere with the blooms, so any advice would be appreciated.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 20, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Considering your Zone, now would be a perfect time before they start to actively grow.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 20, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Thanks! It's a beautiful day, so I'll get them moved!
Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
Apr 30, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Give them a little Root Stimulator and they will do fine
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 1, 2014 4:32 PM CST
Thanks for the advise. I still haven't got them moved, but it's on my list of things to do this coming weekend!

katnan
May 9, 2014 6:57 PM CST
I just bought two hibiscus and they are in pots.I want to put them in the ground but I need to know what kind of soil is better.The soil here is clay and hard as a brick when it get dry;Ground cracks really bad.What do I need to do to prepare the ground for them?All the help I can get is appreciated.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 9, 2014 7:57 PM CST
Hi Katnan and welcome to ATP!

First, what kind of hibiscus are they? Tropical or hardy? Second what is your Hardiness Zone?
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Name: Gloria Levely
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glevely
May 13, 2014 1:41 PM CST
I'm new to Hibiscus Is there a web site to get growing info on ?? as I know nothing about them !
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Hi Gloria - there are many different types of hibiscus so a 'one size fits all' care won't really work. We have a lot of very knowledgeable hibiscus growers here so pretty much all we need to help you out is to know what kind of hibiscus you have.

For example, I grow Tropical Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Red Leaf Hibiscus, Hibiscus acetosella, and Hardy Hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos to name a few. Each species have different requirements.

If you don't know what kind of hibiscus you have, a picture of the flower and leaves would help us determine what kind you have.

I suggest you start a new thread to get you started.

Anne
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Lilies Irises
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glevely
May 13, 2014 4:55 PM CST
thanks Anne I have 3 hardy and one brand new to day tropical
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2014 5:24 PM CST
It would be best if you start another thread ... this one is about moving hibiscus.
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