Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus 'Texas Star')

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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
Oct 22, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus 'Texas Star').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus 'Texas Star') .

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Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus 'Texas Star')
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Oct 24, 2015 8:55 PM CST
I live in Houston (where we struggle with summer heat). I don't think I've found the perfect place for this plant yet. I have one plant that reappeared from last year, it put on a couple blooms, but wasn't outstanding. I'm not doing something right. I have it in partial shade. Maybe I'm not watering it enough. I don't know. When it does bloom, it's really pretty, it's just has a short bloom cycle in my yard.
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
Oct 24, 2015 9:24 PM CST
Lynne, Hibiscus coccineus like all of Hibiscus Section Muenchhusia (H. coccineus, H. moscheutos, H. grandiflorus, H. dasycalyx and H. laevis) are swamp and marsh dwellers. They will adapt to average garden soil but the more water the better. Also the more sun the better they will bloom.
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