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Name: Gloria Levely
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glevely
May 13, 2014 5:04 PM CST
I have 3 hardy hibiscus and 1 tropical . And I would love to have more hardy as I have no where to over winter the tropical's
any and all info would be wonderful . I just dug a hole and planted the 3 hardy's and last summer they were beautiful !! I just got the tropical today it has no name . I'm zone 5

thank you
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
May 13, 2014 6:24 PM CST
I didn't realize hibiscus could over winter in zone 5
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Horntoad
May 13, 2014 6:53 PM CST
ilovejesus99 said:I didn't realize hibiscus could over winter in zone 5

Probably not most Hibiscus, but Hibiscus moscheutos from which most of the "Hardy" Hibiscus are created, is native to Michigan. Also H. laevis, another North American hardy Hibiscus is native to that area also.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2014 6:58 PM CST
Gloria, I over winter my tropical hibiscus in a heated greenhouse. I cut mine back in Fall and have them sitting on black painted 2ltr bottles with water in them. The soil temperature stays in the upper 40's to low 50s. They do just fine.
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 13, 2014 6:59 PM CST
I have Copper King, Summerific Barrylicious and Summerific Summer Storm they came up last summer we will see if they do this year after the bad winter we had ! gosh I hope so couse I want to find some where to get more and some info on how to care for them .
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 13, 2014 7:00 PM CST
I don't have a green house so the tropical my friend got me today will have to come in the house
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2014 7:10 PM CST
That's no problem. For now, you'll want to feed your tropical once or twice a month, give it full sun and lots of water. I fed mine Miracle Grow for years until I found some tropical hibiscus specific plant food.

Keep checking where your hardy hibs are .. I know mine like the soil temperature around 60 degrees before they start coming up. Once you see them coming up feed them!

With both you can plant in the ground then dig up and pot in the fall .. keep the hardy's in a garage during winter and the tropical indoors.
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 13, 2014 7:13 PM CST
thank you Anne ! do you know of any vender's where I could get more ??
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 13, 2014 7:18 PM CST
Not really .. It just occurred to me I have never bought a hibiscus .. always traded seeds and cuttings!

I'm sure someone else can make suggestions.
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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
May 13, 2014 8:37 PM CST
I would love to try seeds or cuttings
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hazeleyes
May 23, 2014 5:46 AM CST
Thought I lost all my seedlings over the winter but they are all coming back. Will proubly get no blooms this year but by next year they should bloom.
I started mine from seed and winter sowed them 2012.
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
May 27, 2014 5:05 PM CST
HAPPY DAY!!!! all three of my hibiscus are comming up !!! I'm so excited Hurray!

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