Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus in a pot surrounded with flowers.

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TerranceA
Apr 23, 2020 3:46 PM CST
I want to put a Hibiscus in the center of a large pot and surround it with a variety of flowers. Should I transplant the Hibiscus directly into the soil of the new pot or should I leave it in it's existing pot and put the pot directly in the soil of the new pot? I'm concerned that transplanting it might affect it's ability to flower. It might start making roots instead of flowering. I don't think it's overly root bound. I hope I explained myself.
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Apr 23, 2020 5:21 PM CST
Are you meaning a tropical? Hibiscus over time bloom better with fertilizer added.
(Zone 9a)
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TerranceA
Apr 23, 2020 5:32 PM CST
I'm assuming it's a tropical. It's a Painted Lady Hibiscus. I read that they should be transplanted at the end of it's bloom cycle. August-Sept And I'm concerned that if I transplant it now it won't bloom as well as it should.
Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
May 1, 2020 6:56 AM CST
I wish I knew. Painted Lady is definitely a tropical hibiscus, no t hardy. The answer to your question will be different than what I'd say about a hardy hibiscus.

If it helps, I do know that Disney World has banks full of tropical hibiscus. Being me, I walked right up there and pushed the mulch (pine straw?) aside to see what they looked like at the base. The tropical hibiscus were all still in pots, with the pots sunk into the ground. I asked a groundskeeper, and she said they do that because they swap out the plantings multiple times a year.

I'd guess (it's just a guess) that you could do the same thing in a BIG pot.
Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.

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