Hibiscus forum: Tropical Hibiscus seeds

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Mar 6, 2016 8:38 AM CST
Is it a given that if a Hibiscus seed is flat and has the 'fuzz' around it that it's from a tropical variety?
Chris
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 6, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Hmmm .. All my tropical hibiscus seeds are fuzzy and round .. not flat.
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Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
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MyRee
Mar 6, 2016 8:56 PM CST
My Hardy Hibiscus Lady Baltimore seeds are round and fuzzy.

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Mar 7, 2016 8:24 AM CST
I should have posted a photo with my original post. These are what I have. I can't remember who sent them to me but the envelopes say pink, white and purple.

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Chris
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 7, 2016 10:31 AM CST
I'm thinking hibiscus syriacus
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 7, 2016 11:18 AM CST
The shape is H. sabdariffa but the sabdarrifa doesn't have hair.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Mar 7, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Would a look at the leaves help?
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Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
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MyRee
Mar 7, 2016 12:05 PM CST
OK, mine does not look like that.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 7, 2016 1:01 PM CST
Probably yes.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Mar 7, 2016 3:31 PM CST
Here are photos of the leaves from two different plants

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Chris
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
Mar 7, 2016 5:09 PM CST
I took a look at my Hibiscus syriacus seeds and they do look like your pic and your seedlings look a lot like H. syriacus.
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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
Mar 7, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Here's a picture of my Hibiscus syriacus seeds.

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Mar 7, 2016 5:33 PM CST
Thanks for the help in the ID Jay. Now I know what I've got and can correctly label the pots and the seed packets.
Chris
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Apr 9, 2016 6:32 AM CST
I have a lot of Hibiscus seeds and they are not like those, mine are just small round seeds, yes they are Hibiscus since I collected them from my plants.This is one of them, I had several last year and I just mixed the seeds together.
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