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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 12, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Hibiscus of the Day is Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Pink Swirl).

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Pink Swirl) .

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Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Pink Swirl)
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Sep 12, 2015 6:27 PM CST
I had this plant several years ago but it died after about 3 years. A couple of years ago a found some seed from the original plant and one of my seedlings started to bloom this year.
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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Sep 12, 2015 8:26 PM CST
I bought a 'Pink Swirl' on sale last fall and kept it in a container but it died over winter. It was "cold" for zone 7, and even though it never got below 5F, the roots froze in the container.

I got another one from Santa Rosa this spring, and I was surprised to see it bloom this year, even during a very dry summer. It's planted in the ground now so the roots will be protected this winter. Thumbs up
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Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Azgarden
Sep 14, 2015 9:21 PM CST
I have had a Pink Swirl for 3 years now. I have had it in a pot until about a month ago when I planted it in a raised bed. It was a great bloomer in the spring and early summer until the temps rose. It would then look scraggly and would completely die back for a few months. In early spring it would send up new green shoots and bloom. I wasn't really expecting it to bounce back when planting it in the raised bed. It is so happy now! New green leaves and looks like a brand new plant! Hurray!

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