Hibiscus forum: Is anyone else seeing emergent growth?

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Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
Apr 1, 2020 12:47 AM CST
The hardy hibiscus I potted up last summer and fall almost all have new growth. Only H. moscheutos var. 'Incanus' hasn't started yet, but tugs on the 2019 stem stubs show that the plant probably hasn't rotted.

The larger potted hardy hibiscus are starting to break through the soil. Those in the ground haven't really started yet, with the exception of a H. coccineus stem here and there.

Hibiscus 'Rubrum'
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H. 'Rubrum' & H. moscheutos var. 'Incanus'
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H. moscheutos (white) & 'Luna Pink Swirl'
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'Luna White', 'Luna Red', 'Honeymoon Light Rose' & 'Honeymoon Dark Red'
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H. grandiflora, 'Luna Red' & 'Luna White' (middle row)
'Honeymoon Light Rose' & 'Honeymoon Dark Red' (back row)
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H. laevis & H. dasycalyx
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 4, 2020 8:19 PM CST
Hibiscus moscheutos var. incanus is considered to be a synonym of Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos.
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Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
Apr 4, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Horntoad said:Hibiscus moscheutos var. incanus is considered to be a synonym of Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos.


I read an article by the man that included notes who named it way back when. There's evidently a lack of agreement about its taxonomy. The crux is that var. incanus (or maybe I should use ssp. incanus?) has no hint of yellow. It's pure white...or pinkish-white.

This entry is what got me curious: https://www.plantdelights.com/.... I love Tony Avent...the man pulls no punches when expressing his opinion.

It seems that, officially, you are correct (https://www.itis.gov/servlet/S...).

I've learned, through interest in candy lilies, that these naming debates rage on and in for years or decades. I try to just use common names as a result. Smiling
Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.
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Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
Apr 5, 2020 10:11 PM CST
All of the plants in my "hibiscus nursery" now have growth. I'm ecstatic that all...even the more obscure species & cultivars, pulled through.

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Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.
Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
Apr 12, 2020 8:31 PM CST
Well past emergent growth on most of the 15 newest species & cultivars. They're off and running.
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I added
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At least I THINK it's 'Cordon Bleu.' Brent and Becky's Bulbs sent me one plant with 1 tag for CB and 1 tag for

I let them know. Maybe they can confirm whether or not I got the correct plant. (Frankly, given the negative comments about the true color of CB, I'm half hoping it's BB.)

The two new hibiscus are in front of the hydrangeas, along with a daylily and a Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana'.
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One odd thing to report: my two pots each of 'Cherry Brandy' and 'Kopper King' have yet to send up any growth. The ones in the ground, also two each, already have growth multiple inches tall. The potted plants are very shallow in their pots, but there's no evidence of freeze damage or rot. It just seems odd. Thinking
Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.

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