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Dec 17, 2015 9:12 PM CST
|I got in my seeds from the Beta Swap and picked up a few new Hibiscus seed.
Hibiscus cannabinus 'Amethyst
Hibiscus trionum 'Simply Love'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'
I also purchased a few online:
Now to sit impatiently for spring.
Dec 26, 2015 2:53 PM CST
|Wow, Jay, you'll be busy sowing...
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
Wyoming (Zone 4a)
Jan 6, 2016 10:18 PM CST
You realize that Hibs are hybrids and won't come true from seed. Are you sure all those you noted are hardy? I have never heard of half of them.
My seed grown Hibs. Seeds from Parks Bros.
Jan 7, 2016 5:54 AM CST
|No Hibiscus are not all hybrid. Most Hibiscus commonly seen for sale are hybrid like rosa-sinensis, a lot of H. moscheutos (like those in your photo) and H. syriacus, but there are hundreds of species of Hibiscus that are not hybrids. All but three of those listed in my first post are natural straight species and the three that are hybrid do come true from seeds. Also some H. moscheutos such as the Luna series and Disco Belle series come true from seed. Some are annuals and some are perennials that can be grown as annuals but any perennials that can't survive winter temperatures will be brought inside on cold days. We have very few freezing days here so protecting tender perennial is not a big problem.|
Feb 3, 2016 8:10 PM CST
|Added Hibiscus austrinus, H. striatus subsp. striatus and H. moscheutos 'Honeymoon Deep Red' to the list.|