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Name: Amanda Legare
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont (Zone 4b)
Aug 29, 2015 2:00 PM CST
I have never had luck with these, but I saw a beauty with dark leaves in a town near my home. I am zone 4B and would like to know if there are any varieties particularly recommended for short seasons?
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Beavers Region: Canadian Dragonflies Butterflies Cactus and Succulents
Birds Cat Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Deer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Aug 29, 2015 4:26 PM CST
The previous owner of my property planted an Hibiscus shrub against the south-facing wall of an unheated garage, and the shrub has now got to be about 15 years old and it reaches as high as the garage roof. It's currently covered in blooms. I don't know what the name of the variety is, but it must be very cheap and common, as the folks who lived here before me were pretty frugal. Here's a pic of the flowers, maybe someone can ID it:
Thumb of 2015-08-29/JuneOntario/590fca

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Aug 29, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Good idea to plant against a south-facing wall -- I've had all kinds of things survive in that type of location that never would have otherwise (not always things that I wanted to survive... Hilarious! )
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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