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Sowing Update
Posted on Feb 24, 2016 8:50 PM

I lost my only Hibiscus austrinus spout to damping off.

I new sprout on Hibiscus meraukinsis

After 24 hours soaking I sowed:

Hibiscus cannabinus - white flower
Hibiscus cannabinus - red flower
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna White'
Hibiscus trionum 'Simply Love'

Pavonia missionum
Pavonia praemorsa
Pavonia hastata
Wercklea ferox
Radyera farragei

About half of Hibiscus trionum seeds started to sprout in the water after only about 14 hours.
All of the white flowered H. cannabinus spouted and several came completely out of the shells.
I guess it's safe to say these two need no pretreatment.

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Update on Hibiscus more sowing.
Posted on Feb 23, 2016 7:14 PM

Still waiting on these to germinate:
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hibiscus fuscus
Hibiscus ferrugineus
Hibiscus cannabinus 'Amethyst'

I got one new sprout from each of these today:
Hibiscus meraukensis
Hibiscus calyphyllus
Hibiscus acetosella
Hibiscus pusillus

I am putting the following soaking in warm water tonight, to be sown tomorrow.

Hibiscus cannabinus - white flower
Hibiscus cannabinus - red flower
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna White'
Hibiscus trionum 'Simply Love'

Also the follow Hibiscus relatives:

Pavonia missionum
Pavonia praemorsa
Pavonia hastata
Wercklea ferox
Radyera farragei

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Hibiscus Sowing
Posted on Feb 21, 2016 9:58 PM

I started collecting Hibiscus last year and have acquired a variety of seeds that I have started to sow.
Here is a list of my progress so far.
All seeds were soaked 24 hours before sowing and a few seeds from most varieties were scarified.

Seeds sown on 2/16/2016 and current germination record:
Hibiscus striatus subsp. striatus
3 sprouts on 2/19, 1 on 2/20
Hibiscus diversifolius
4 sprouts on 2/19
Hibiscus austrinus
1 sprout on 2/19

Seeds sown on 2/17/2016
Hibiscus geranoides
2 sprouts on 2/21
Hibiscus meraukensis
1 sprout on 2/21
Hibiscus calyphyllus
2 sprout on 2/20
Hibiscus pusillus
1 sprout on 2/19, 1 sprout on 2/20
Hibiscus acetosella
2 sprouts on 2/20, 1 sprout on 2/21
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Honeymoon Deep Red'
5 sprouts on 2/20

No germination yet on the following
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hibiscus fuscus
Hibiscus ferrugineus
Hibiscus cannabinus 'Amethyst'

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