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Hardy Hibiscus by clintbrown Sep 7, 2023 8:52 PM 3,057
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End of summer and not a single bloom. :( by Zu22y Sep 1, 2023 5:14 PM 0
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H. cooperii ? by terrafirma Aug 27, 2023 7:56 PM 2
How lucky am I? by Ljhilljr Jul 13, 2023 10:11 AM 9
Deadheading Hibiscus by lancemedric Jul 2, 2023 10:47 PM 2
Japanese lantern by piksihk May 23, 2023 1:39 AM 6
Tropical hibiscus lost all leaves. by Rubi Apr 29, 2023 3:37 PM 3
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What's nibbling on my hibiscus leaves? by firstCatfish Feb 25, 2023 6:03 AM 1
Transplanting by sctcet Oct 9, 2022 12:45 PM 2
Hibiscus Time In The PNW by karmahappytoes Sep 16, 2022 7:50 AM 1
Hibiscus Propagation by Cutting by lancemedric Aug 21, 2022 5:31 AM 1
Odd leaf discoloration, ?viral infection by ghost3108 Jul 19, 2022 8:52 AM 6
Hibiscus Sawfly (Atomacera decepta) by lancemedric Jul 9, 2022 10:22 AM 0
What are these spots on my hibiscus? by ShanaMarie Jul 5, 2022 1:19 PM 0
Hibiscus sabdariffa by hlutzow Jun 5, 2022 7:10 AM 1
What size pot for brand new hibiscus? by Whatsmyplant May 19, 2022 9:16 AM 2
Mis-labeled? by GrammaChar May 13, 2022 5:59 PM 2

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  • This might serve as a question as easily as it serves as a comment.
    In six and a half years gardening in this location I can easily say this Hibiscus gets more comments, more raves, and more requests for cuttings than any other plant in my garden. I know I'm supposed to... but I just don't get it. I'm always polite... I thank them for their compliments and agree with them that this Hibiscus is beautiful... and I mean what I say. But I just don't get it.
    They walk past the Dutch Iris, the Oakleaf Hydrangea, the Exbury Hybrid Azaleas, the Hellebores, the Alliums, the Spanish Bluebells, the black-leafed Elderberry, the 'Black & Blue' Salvia, the 'Rooguchi' Clematis, the Hostas and the Heucheras, the Cranesbills, the Gooseneck Loosestrife and any number of other perennials in bloom... and they say things like, "Oh, that's nice." or "Very pretty." The only thing they say about the Peonies is, "They don't last long, do they!" And one woman's comment about my eight varieties of hardy Ferns was, "Well, they come up... and that's it."
    And then they go absolutely bonkers over this Hibiscus.
    Don't get me wrong... I like this Hibiscus... its foliage is not your usual Hibiscus foliage... and the blooms are a wonderful deep, dark red color.
    But going bonkers over this plant to the exclusion of all the others is, to me, kind of like going bonkers over a large planting of Impatiens, or Periwinkles, or Marigolds, or [God Forbid!] bedding Begonias.
    Sometimes I think the smaller the bloom the more attention it deserves... with the exception of Impatiens, Periwinkles, Marigolds and [God Forbid!] bedding Begonias of course.
    I'm not being very nice, am I?
  • In my Zn 5 New England garden the (Japanese and other?) beetles absolutely devour this plant. I don't like to spray (Because I'd be doing it weekly!) so by the end of the season, this plant is literally naked. It's a shame because it's a great plant, but wow. They should include it in those 'bug bag traps' and they'd be more effective :\

  • I got seeds in the NFSR Swap in Dec. 2018 of many of DraDiana's crosses of lots of these beauties. I'm excited to sow them in Feb. 2019 for late Summer blooms. I'm especially hoping the dark leaf trait of 'Midnight Marvel' & 'Starry Starry Night' is passed in those crosses with whites and shades of pinks to reds as well as the large 8" + flowers.
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