Hibiscus forum: The Last Hibiscus of 2014

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Oct 29, 2014 4:16 PM CST
My Cherry Appaloosa gifted me with a stunning bloom. She's in the family way at the moment, I'm waiting for a seed pod to ripen so I haven't cut it back and pruned the roots yet. Here it is October 29th and the high today was 87 degrees ... an awesome Indian Summer that will be abruptly ending very early Saturday morning.

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Dec 13, 2014 2:40 PM CST
She is lovely, Anne. Sticking tongue out Were you able to collect the seeds?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Dec 13, 2014 2:48 PM CST
Yes I was! She was crossed with Sun Showers. Can't wait to start them in late January. I also got seeds from one other H. rosa-sinensis cross:

Sun Showers X White Magic

And from a H. moscheutos

Luna Pink Swirl X Midnight Marvel

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Jan 12, 2015 12:42 PM CST
How do you start your seeds? soaking in warm water? nicking coat?

I have several Tx Star hibiscus seeds which were soaked in water but thus far, nothing.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Moon Gardener Hibiscus Greenhouse Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Xeramtheum
Jan 12, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Hibiscus are hard coat seeds - I take a pair of toenail clippers and nick all my hard coat seeds to where I can see the kernel inside the seed coat.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

Mark Twain

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