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Feb 15, 2013 5:46 AM CST
|I wondering if anyone had good success growing hardy hibiscus in full sun here in Texas? I'm growing Texas Star hibiscus and I want to plant dinner plate hibiscus. I want to plant them in a flowerbed that gets morning shade and afternoon sun, but I'm afraid it may be too intense for them. I put several inches of leaves to amend the flowerbed and I'll probably add composted cow manure in Spring. I'm not sure what cultivar the dinner plate hibiscus will be (I'm growing them from seed), but I do know it will have solid red blooms.|
Feb 15, 2013 10:12 AM CST
|I'm not sure about cultivars but the wild plants from which they are created grow in full sun around here.|
Feb 15, 2013 3:34 PM CST
|Thanks Jay. I guess I'll plant the Texas Star in full sun. I'll probably have to do a lot of watering this Summer. Right now my Texas Star seedlings are 3 inches tall.|
Feb 20, 2013 6:37 AM CST
|Cameron ~ like Texas Star, the hardy Hibiscus will demand a fair share of water. |
I find any plants with large, soft leaves or foliage are water needy. Texas star is not quite as sensitive as the Hibiscus.
After the past couple of years of drought, that is how I pick and choose the plants I want to grow.
September; Start onions. Plant turnips, kale, mustard, radishes, winter radishes. Transplant: collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Chinese cabbage. Harvest; peppers, eggplant, turnips (greens), mustard, beans, limas.
Feb 20, 2013 7:15 AM CST
|I guess I'll have to plant them in a more shaded area in my garden or in containers.. I was hoping they would have a little drought tolerance lol.|