Hibiscus forum: Bare Root Hibiscus

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 12, 2016 5:52 PM CST
I ordered some hardy Hibiscus from Hallson Gardens. They came bare root. I'm concerned because the roots are cut. These have no green growth at all. Have any of you received plants like this? I hate bare root plants!
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
May 12, 2016 8:41 PM CST
I've never received any like this myself. I looked at their website and two things I notice is these plants are field grown and they come from Michigan. Field grown plants are going to have roots that spread much wider than pot grown plants, so they are trimmed. They dig them, trim the roots back and ship them while they are still dormant. Since they are most likely freshly dug and still dormant you won't see any growth yet. Pot them up or plant in your garden and keep them moist they should do OK.
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Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 17, 2016 6:58 PM CST
I've gotten them from Walter's Gardens through a co-op and they've all done fine. I potted them up until I saw some decent growth on them and then planted them in the ground. All of the ones that I've posted pictures of on here are from the co-op except for one. I've been really pleased with them all.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
May 18, 2016 12:28 AM CST
These don't even have any green on them at all yet. I hope they start growing soon.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
May 18, 2016 5:42 AM CST
If they're really field grown, please remember that his zone is a lot colder than yours...they may take a little longer than you expect to start showing growth. Mine are up about 6" to 8" here in zone 5. I know hallson' s has a really good reputation, so I'm sure he'll take care of you if there's a problem. Good luck with your hibiscus.

SuzieGleason
Jan 25, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Hallison's are excellent with any of their plants and have a great reputation. I have some their hardy hibiscus. And they are beautiful. They just take a time to wake up in the spring. As it has to be about 60 degrees before they will even think about coming out. They are so worth it I just ordered more this spring from Hallison Gardens as I've looked everywhere and he has the best quality of anyone by far.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jan 25, 2017 10:15 PM CST
I forgot to update this. The plants all grew! I will be ordering more plants from them. They are top notch. This is my best experience ever with bare root plants!

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