Hibiscus forum: Ready for spring.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
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
Hibiscus cannabinus 'Amethyst
Hibiscus ferrugineus
Hibiscus trionum 'Simply Love'
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Blue River II'

I also purchased a few online:
Hibiscus acetosella
Hibiscus calyphyllus
Hibiscus diversifolius
Hibiscus fuscus

Hibiscus geranioides
Hibiscus meraukensis
Hibiscus pedunculatus
Hibiscus pusillus

Now to sit impatiently for spring.


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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Dec 26, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Wow, Jay, you'll be busy sowing...
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Wyoming (Zone 4a)
Pippi
Jan 6, 2016 10:18 PM CST
Horntoad,
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.
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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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
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.
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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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Feb 3, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Added Hibiscus austrinus, H. striatus subsp. striatus and H. moscheutos 'Honeymoon Deep Red' to the list.
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