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Jul 13, 2016 7:41 PM CST
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
Rather that start a new thread for each month I thought I would do one by the seasons instead. So this is the thread for the rest of the summer. Feel free to post any Hibiscus related discussion here. New acquisitions, blooms, propagating successes or whatever you like.

Today I got the first blooms on my Hibiscus 'Blue River II'. The interesting thing to me was that I only planted the seeds back in March. From seed to bloom in only four months seems amazing. especially on this type of Hibiscus. For me Hardy Hibiscus usually take at least a year, sometimes two.

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Jul 13, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises
Hibiscus Garden Art Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies
Again, @Horntoad that is amazing to me. What sowing method did you use?
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Jul 13, 2016 9:02 PM CST
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
froggardener said:Again, @Horntoad that is amazing to me. What sowing method did you use?


Just moist vermiculite. I fill a cell almost to the top with moist vermiculite, lay the seeds on top, covered with a thin layer of vermiculite that I then moistened with a spray bottle. I made sure it didn't dry out, that's it. All the Hibiscus used to create "Hardy Hibiscus" are swamp/marsh plants so I keep all my potted ones sitting in a tray of water.
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Jul 13, 2016 10:18 PM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises
Hibiscus Garden Art Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies
Well, that's how I am going to start mine. Usually I just drop mine on the ground where I want them in the spring Green Grin!
Is that how you've started all of your hibiscus?
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Jul 14, 2016 5:18 AM CST
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
froggardener said:
Is that how you've started all of your hibiscus?


All those that I start from seeds. I'm hoping to try some cuttings this weekend, weather permitting.
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Jul 14, 2016 11:54 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises
Hibiscus Garden Art Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies
This is a cutting from my son's Snow Queen
It surprised me today, the bloom was in the back 😊

This was my first attempt at tropical cuttings
I only have 4 including this one now


Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Jul 16, 2016 5:12 AM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Snow Queen is beautiful. I have never rooted a tropical hibiscus but I think I will give it a try.

Cleaning up under my big white hib. yesterday and found babies. Hurray! First time I've ever found sprouts!
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Jul 16, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises
Hibiscus Garden Art Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies
Hurray! Hurray!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Jul 16, 2016 12:36 PM CST
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
A cutting I took last year of Hibiscus grandiflorus is about six feet tall and starting to bloom.

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I purchased a Hibiscus grandidieri online back in April. It was covered in blooms when I received it, but with a couple of days it completely lost all it bloom, seed pods and leaves. Now just three months later it has regained all it's leaves and is starting to bloom.


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Jul 16, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
That's a sweet little bloom!! Lovey dubby
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Jul 16, 2016 1:26 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
In the beginning GOD created ...
Amaryllis Region: Florida Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Master Gardener: Texas
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Zazinnia said:That's a sweet little bloom!! Lovey dubby


Oh, my...what a cute bloom...Jay, you going to take cuttings??

Here's what's blooming - don't know it's name. I've just taken cuttings from it.
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I also have a variegated one but it has not bloomed...
H. schizopetalus has couple of blooms. I successfully rooted it Hurray!
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Jul 16, 2016 1:30 PM CST
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
piksihk said:

Oh, my...what a cute bloom...Jay, you going to take cuttings??


I took two cutting about a month ago that I just potted up plus I plan on taking some more now that I know how easily it roots.
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Jul 16, 2016 1:37 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
In the beginning GOD created ...
Amaryllis Region: Florida Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Master Gardener: Texas
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Texas Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
Ok, put me on your list - for it Whistling that is so special - haven't seen a bloom like that in hibiscus.
Do you recognize my NOID hibiscus?
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Jul 16, 2016 2:00 PM CST
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
piksihk said:Ok, put me on your list - for it Whistling that is so special - haven't seen a bloom like that in hibiscus.
Do you recognize my NOID hibiscus?


You will definitely get one. That noid looks very familiar, but I can't say what it is right now, I will look around. It looks like one that has some Hibiscus schizopetalus in it.
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Jul 16, 2016 2:46 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Jay, could I ask pretty please, would you root me one??? I am sure it's not hardy in zone 8 but I would grow it in a pot so I could bring it in.

Also if anyone wants seeds from my big white hibiscus, let me know. It's hardy and making seed pods.
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Jul 16, 2016 2:58 PM CST
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
Zazinnia said:Jay, could I ask pretty please, would you root me one??? I am sure it's not hardy in zone 8 but I would grow it in a pot so I could bring it in.

Also if anyone wants seeds from my big white hibiscus, let me know. It's hardy and making seed pods.


I've never really shipped live plants and am a bit hesitant, especially with this one since I know how badly it reacts to shipping. But I will see what I can do. Betsy lives live near me and we can exchange in person.
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Jul 16, 2016 3:15 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
It's ok. I will see if I can find one online. Thumbs up
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Jul 16, 2016 3:27 PM CST
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
Well I didn't say I wouldn't do it, just hesitant since I have no experience shipping live plants. I purchased a large one and it dropped everything, leaves, blooms, and pod when I unpacked and transplanted it. Fortunatly it bounced back very fast, so if you are willing to take the risk of the cost of shipping a small cutting I will consider it. Let me see what they look like when they get large and established enough to ship. If you would rather purchase a blooming size plant from a nursery with shipping experience, then this is where I got mine and the only place I found that carry it.
http://gardinonursery.com/rare...
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Jul 16, 2016 3:48 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Jay, thank you. I am absolutely willing to take the risk. Thanks for the name of the nursery too!! Its places like that that keep me up on the internet at night!!! Thank You!
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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Jul 16, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
My Ft. Myers Yellow and my NOID Red that I've had for years are blooming again.

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