Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Turn of the Century') in the Hardy Hibiscuses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Beloved Around the World: the HibiscusBeloved Around the World: the Hibiscus
September 3, 2015

Love for hibiscuses extends literally around the world. There are several hundred species in this large genus of flowering annuals and perennials. Here we'll focus on three main flower types, three species, and their distinctive characteristics.

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'Turn of the Century' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 20, 2015.

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Location: Carleton Place, Ontario CanadaDate: 2016-08-02
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Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5b
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Date: Sep 22, 2011 6:06 AM
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Date: Sep 21, 2011 4:42 AM
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Location: My yardDate: 2012-06-15
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
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Hibiscus, Geraniums Scented, Butterfly bushs,vines,Echinacea (cone flw.)Chefmike by chefmike92 Sep 11, 2013 9:50 PM 308

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