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Tea Hibiscus Hibiscus sabdariffa by keithp2012 Dec 6, 2017 3:05 PM 27
Roselle Tea by chris1948 Dec 6, 2017 8:55 AM 4
When can I start Hardy Hibiscus seeds indoors? by GenXNEGeorgia Dec 3, 2017 9:07 PM 0
Hibiscus Suggestions for Southern Climate (Zone 7b)? by GenXNEGeorgia Nov 21, 2017 9:36 PM 8
Summer 2017 Hibiscus Discussion by Horntoad Nov 19, 2017 4:24 PM 23
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Hardy Hibiscus by clintbrown Oct 25, 2017 6:28 PM 708
Help w/ Uprooted Hibiscus Tree by Summr Oct 16, 2017 8:56 PM 2
Losing leaves by grillmaster513 Oct 13, 2017 7:05 AM 2
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Hibiscus Help.. Strange blooms.. by Afishionado Oct 5, 2017 4:14 PM 3
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Hibiscus leaves seem to be curling and underdeveloped leaf growth - Help by weaselwax Sep 21, 2017 8:06 PM 0
Saving my moved hibiscus by Marie03 Sep 8, 2017 6:43 AM 1
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Tropical Hibiscus Having Problems by JollyGGiant Aug 7, 2017 11:45 AM 1
Spring Hibiscus Discussion by Horntoad Jun 21, 2017 10:11 AM 44
Ebay hibiscuses by creativeclover May 12, 2017 8:43 PM 6
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tropical hibiscus in pond? by ardesia May 3, 2017 5:30 AM 0
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My one in a million Rose of Sharon by keithp2012 Mar 22, 2017 10:41 PM 24
Winter Hibiscus Discussion by Horntoad Mar 20, 2017 5:29 AM 21
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Who's this beauty? by piksihk Mar 10, 2017 8:26 PM 1
Aphids on hibiscus wintering indoors? by nben Feb 21, 2017 1:03 PM 8
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Reproductive Tenacity of plants! by Xeramtheum Jan 29, 2017 12:52 PM 0

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Talking about Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), Hazelcrestmikeb wrote:

Sorrell is a popular drink in the Carribbean during the Christmas season. Touching the outer layer of the pods and then touching your skin will cause severe itching.

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Talking about Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis), Seedfork wrote:

This summer was the first year after at least 10 years that I actually had new plants volunteer from seed. I had tried on several occasions to plant seed and none ever geminated. This year I kept finding new small plants popping up all in the lawn. This year my neighbor discovered a plant growing probably 100 feet from any of the others I had given her. It is amazing how fast these plants can grow.

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Talking about Hawaiian White Hibiscus (Hibiscus arnottianus), psa wrote:

H. arnottianus blooms heavily, and the flowers sometimes have a faint, pleasant scent. This hibiscus is tougher and faster growing than the fancy large-flowered hybrids, but slower than some of the other species. Remarkably tolerant of temperatures down to freezing for short periods. Well-suited to growing in a container, but I would recommend 5 gallons+.

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Talking about Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella), GrowInFlorida wrote:

if you have an iguana problem, do not plant this hibiscus in the iguana-prone areas. They love this plant and will eat it to the bone (same as moringa). This is a very tasty plant for them. You can try to wrap the stalk in foil - it might scare them, iguanas don't like shiny reflective surfaces - but having foil hanging out in your yard can look unsightly. Mine was grown hydroponically and was pretty happy about it, so a water feature is also a good idea for this hibiscus. It's now grown in a group of alocasias and colocasias in soil with wet feet and is enjoying it immensely. Wilts if there is too much sun, so better put it in partial shade away from iguanas.

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Talking about Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis), Bluespiral wrote:

Have followed Bubbles over to this page, and if it's okay I'd like to add a "flowers-in-art" portrayal of this species. When I first saw this, I thought the artist must have used digital techniques, but it seems he actually used the ancient method and materials of Chinese black and colored inks on paper via brush-stroke technique -

Zou Chouan'an, b1941 native of Xinhua county, Hunan province, Hibiscus mutabilis ?2005

http://d-konstantinov.livejour...
-- Hibiscus mutabilis is included among other flowers on the above webpage.

video part 1 of 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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