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Keithp
Aug 26, 2013 1:21 PM CST
Is Hibiscus syriacus 'Meehanii' a sterile cultivar or does it produce fertile seeds?
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Horseshoe
Aug 26, 2013 3:51 PM CST
KeithP...

I have no doubt it will produce from seed...it's been around since the late 1800's. Most H. syriacus will easily drop seeds and send up plants the next year, depending on your winters and location. However, you can easily propagate them by cuttings also, which is what I do. Doing cuttings gives you a plant that will produce flowers the next year.

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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Welcome! Keith!

I'm glad Horseshoe was able to answer your question! I hope you take time to browse a few of the forums that you find of interest here on ATP ... pop in and introduce yourself and don't hesitate to ask questions, we're a very friendly bunch here. Smiling

If you have photo's of the beautiful Hibiscus syriacus 'Meehanii' it would be great if you could upload a few to the plant database here: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Meehanii') There are currently no photo's at that entry.
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2013 8:34 AM CST
Hi Keith, and a big Welcome! to All Things Plants.

Great information Shoe. Thumbs up
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CindiKS
Aug 31, 2013 5:17 PM CST
That hibiscus and Sugar Tip are both listed as sterile. My Sugar Tip has never produced any seedlings. I have considered taking cuttings to see if I can root them!
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