Hibiscus forum: couple of mine blooming now

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mkb136
Dec 6, 2015 3:55 PM CST
I have been trying to cross these and it seems like it works in less than a week the bud drops please any help here would be pretty babiesThumb of 2015-12-06/mkb136/1e70fb


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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2015 9:16 AM CST
H. rosa-sinensis can be tricky and I may be wrong, but in my experience the pollen and the pistil doesn't stay viable/receptive for more than a few hours and I'm thinking that the pistil's receptiveness is even shorter. Over the years I've learned to watch the anthers and as soon as I see them start to release the pollen that's when I get my brush out. Also pollinate a different flower than the one you get the pollen from. I've never had much luck pollinating a flower to itself but success pollinating other flowers on the same plant.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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mkb136
Dec 7, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Thanks will try that i have been crossing not trying to pollinate the same but thanks for the info!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Also, it will take years before it will bloom from seed. I have 5 crosses that are 3 years old now and no blooms yet .. I'm hoping this coming year they will bloom!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

mkb136
Dec 7, 2015 12:48 PM CST
I think thats the killer there lol 5 years wow I hope they wow you!!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Years and years ago I decided that cultivating patience as well as my plants paid off immensely. Instant gratification is nice, but there's nothing better than seeing something you grew from seeds finally blooming. Because of this my range of plants has grown exponentially because a lot of the really weird and neat stuff can be only found as a seed.

I'm asked a lot, how did I find/get so many rare and unusual plants .. the answer is seeds and patience.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Dec 7, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Because of this my range of plants has grown exponentially because a lot of the really weird and neat stuff can be only found as a seed.

I'm asked a lot, how did I find/get so many rare and unusual plants .. the answer is seeds and patience.


I started doing that this year with Hibiscus. Very few people offer anything but Hibiscus. rosa-sinensis, H. moscheutos, and H. syriacus. Of course those are almost alway plants since most don't come true for seeds. But I have been able to find some hard to find species in seed form so I'm hoping to have a lot of varieties blooming in a couple of years.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2015 5:08 PM CST
I look forward to seeing them Jay and doing a massive trade with you in the Spring! You have stuff I want and I have stuff you want!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 7, 2015 5:33 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:I look forward to seeing them Jay and doing a massive trade with you in the Spring! You have stuff I want




Like what?
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mkb136
Dec 8, 2015 5:30 AM CST
Lol I might plant a few seeds I am more into brugmansia at least they flower in a year most anyways. I did find queens wreath white version out of 20 seeds I ended up with one plant. Next year it should take off. And i cross my fingers its white and not purple lol
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Cuzz4short
Dec 8, 2015 8:11 PM CST
I just had another random bloom. These things are too much water maintanance if not planted into the ground..
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!

mkb136
Dec 9, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Yes there water hogs but worth it.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 9, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Indeed ... my Cherry Appaloosa bloomed for me in the greenhouse about a week ago and I have more buds getting ready to bloom.

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"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

mkb136
Dec 9, 2015 9:56 AM CST
Wow very pretty! That should make some nice babies! Mine are in the ground I will build a tent over them. But we are still in the 80's here. It will probably be after Christmas before the cold hits here. My cuttings are taking there sweet time about rooting think its still too warm here the varigated rooted right off. Some of the others have the white nubs. How did your cuttings fair if you lost any please let me know and I will get more to you. Heres my bat plant there starting to bloom now. Heres all I have to do for protection.Thumb of 2015-12-09/mkb136/e61e29


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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Dec 9, 2015 10:02 AM CST
The Hibiscus cuttings I took when I cut everything down are just barely beginning to make roots - I checked yesterday. The Brug cuttings are doing fine. A bit comatose at the moment since the soil is a bit cool but that's normal and how I like it .. I really don't want anything to be actively growing in the greenhouse til late February.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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