Past Plants of the Day forum: Hibiscus of the Day: Midnight Marvel

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 16, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Hibiscus of the Day is Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel') .

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Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Midnight Marvel')
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Sep 16, 2015 8:48 PM CST
I've found MM is not self fertile but will cross with Luna Pink Swirl. I have five MM x LPS plants. Can't wait to see the blooms.
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Sep 16, 2015 11:50 PM CST
This is one of the best hardy Hibiscus ever to me! It blooms nonstop and the dark foliage looks great!
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Sep 17, 2015 12:08 AM CST
I'm loving these beautiful hardy hibiscus!!! If anyone has any seeds they would like to sell would you please send me a tree mail along with a pic of the plant? I'd really love to get some growing in the early spring. I'm guessing that would be a better time than now as the winter months are approaching. Thanks Thumbs up Thank You!
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crittergarden
Sep 17, 2015 6:42 AM CST
What Clint said!

I would grow this plant even if it didn't have the spectacular red flowers!
The foliage has a deep reddish tint.

The hummingbirds get attracted into the yard by the flowers - although I'm not sure they get any nectar from them.
And the flowering goes on for about a month.

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Frillylily
Sep 17, 2015 6:58 AM CST
I tried to overwinter one of these in a pot and it died.
I overwintered others in pots that did ok.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Sep 17, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Mine got a very late start this year and didn't get very big...I'm going to move it to a sunnier location that will be watered more often next spring and see if that helps. I only got a few blooms on it. But, they were BEAUTIFUL blooms!
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Sep 20, 2015 11:27 PM CST
I was thrilled with the blooms! Our conditions are fairly harsh (hot temps, strong winds) so I was surprised it not only survived the winter, but then bloomed for me this summer. I have it next to another hibiscus, "Turn of the Century", and the colors highlight each other. Mine is still blooming. Is there a trick to collecting seeds? I'd be willing to do it for Suga but I've never done it before.

Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Sep 22, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Oh that would be awesome! Djinnevada! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 23, 2015 8:42 AM CST
Darcy here is some info on getting seeds .. You also might want to go to the Dollar Tree and get some organza bags - you'll find them in the Baby Shower/Wedding section. I put them over developing seed pods so I don't lose any seeds.

The thread "Hibiscus seeds" in Hibiscus forum
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