I was collecting leaves by the road back around the middle of November last year, and when I dumped them out there were some hibiscus cuttings in one of the bags along with the leaves.
So I just stuck a few of them in one of my little beds and I noticed today that there are some new green shoots coming out of one of the stems.
So as long as you have green leaves I would say just give them more time.
This is what they looked like when I planted them, I have no idea what variety they might be. I don't even know if they are tropical or perennial. Being they have made it this far though the winter(even though our coldest weather is yet to come) I am hoping they are perennial.
This is the new growth showing on one stem today.