Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus Suggestions for Southern Climate (Zone 7b)?

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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 10, 2017 8:53 PM CST
Can anyone share your experiences about varieties that thrive in Zone 7b? I like a lot of what Clint posts Rolling on the floor laughing and can't decide what color I'd want. Then again, I love pretty much anything that blooms. Here are a few that I think are gorgeous and would be something along the lines of what I'd buy.

White Texas Star Hibiscus
Cordial Cherry Brandy Hardy Hibiscus
Luna™ Blush

Thanks in advance for your time!!
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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 10, 2017 8:53 PM CST
BTW I laugh because everything Clint posts is terrific!!!
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jul 10, 2017 9:12 PM CST
Just about any of the "Hardy Hibiscus" cultivars should do ok in your zone. Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' (White Texas Star) should do OK also.
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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 10, 2017 9:27 PM CST
Horntoad said:Just about any of the "Hardy Hibiscus" cultivars should do ok in your zone. Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' (White Texas Star) should do OK also.


Thanks, Jay! That's fantastic news about White Texas Star. We have a fairly wooded lot and anything with bright white flowers would really stand out in the area (day sun, afternoon shade) where I could plant it! Hurray!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jul 10, 2017 10:02 PM CST
I know that Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus coccineus, and their hybrids do great in the more central metro Atlanta areas. My guess would be that they would do equally well in your slightly more northeastern area. Both Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' and Luna™ Blush can be grown from seed. Hardy Hibiscus will sometimes give a few blooms the first year from seed if started early. You might even be able to trade for some using the NGA Plant and Seed Trading forum. Smiling
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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jul 10, 2017 10:30 PM CST
Danita said:I know that Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus coccineus, and their hybrids do great in the more central metro Atlanta areas. My guess would be that they would do equally well in your slightly more northeastern area. Both Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba' and Luna™ Blush can be grown from seed. Hardy Hibiscus will sometimes give a few blooms the first year from seed if started early. You might even be able to trade for some using the NGA Plant and Seed Trading forum. Smiling


Wünderbar, Danita -- thank you for the info! I have had little success with seeds ever but maybe it's time to try again... Thumbs up
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Name: Diana
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DraDiana
Jul 16, 2017 7:50 AM CST
GenXNEGeorgia said:Can anyone share your experiences about varieties that thrive in Zone 7b? I like a lot of what Clint posts Rolling on the floor laughing and can't decide what color I'd want. Then again, I love pretty much anything that blooms. Here are a few that I think are gorgeous and would be something along the lines of what I'd buy.

White Texas Star Hibiscus
Cordial Cherry Brandy Hardy Hibiscus
Luna™ Blush

Thanks in advance for your time!!

I just posted another picture of Cherry Brandy on the Hardy Hibiscus thread, and 2 new ones in the Database, with a bit of information with the photos.

Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
Daylilies Dahlias Hibiscus Bee Lover Cut Flowers Lilies
Garden Photography
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GenXNEGeorgia
Nov 21, 2017 8:42 PM CST
Thanks so much, Diana!

Cherry Brandy is gorgeous -- I love the cupped flowers! I also really like Tie Dye -- the pink is distributed very nicely...

And the purple on this one!!


Yowza!! I need to see if I can find any of these locally!
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Nov 21, 2017 9:36 PM CST
I found Berry Awesome and Cherry Brandy at 2 different Lowe's in 2016.
$18, and $6 (end of season sale).
I ordered Tie-Dye from Hallson Gardens - prices aren't bad, but they are significantly smaller plants. I will be ordering from Hallson's again.
The color on my Berry Awesome photo came out just right. It sometimes fades a little in the afternoons, but it's still lovely.

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