Plant ID forum: What type of plant??

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kybunnies
Jul 19, 2017 7:33 PM CST
I was told this plant is/was a hibiscus. Can anyone tell me if this is a hibiscus or something else. It was my grandmothers and that is what she always called it. It has red flowers.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 19, 2017 7:42 PM CST
Yup...
Texas swamp hibiscus...
Texas Star (Hibiscus coccineus)
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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 19, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Hi Kybunnies!

I agree

Yes it is a Hibiscus Coccineus! Beautiful plant with blooms that open and last one day! Reminds me of my mother who went digging them out of the sides of creek beds here. We always teased her about her Mary Jane plants! It is very nice that you have that from your Grandma!

May you be blessed!
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kybunnies
Jul 19, 2017 7:51 PM CST
Thank you both very much. I recently transplanted it because I moved. I could not get the whole plan. But it has spread so much. My main concern right now is have I hurt it by moving it. I would honestly hate myself if I killed this plant or my petunias that I moved.
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kybunnies
Jul 19, 2017 7:55 PM CST
Oh shoot it is not petunias that were my grandmothers. It is the plant where ants eat off the sweet film and that helps them bloom. I can't remember the name.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 19, 2017 7:59 PM CST
Just keep it well watered. The clue is swamp mallow and it grows along the sides of creek beds. Water will help it reestablish roots.
Remember where you plant it. It will be slow to emerge in springtime.

Many blessings for your success!
One to take to heart....1 John 4
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Composter Cottage Gardener Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias
Salvias Bulbs Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 19, 2017 8:00 PM CST
Peonies?

Many blessings!
One to take to heart....1 John 4
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kybunnies
Jul 19, 2017 8:03 PM CST
Altheabyanothername said:Just keep it well watered. The clue is swamp mallow and it grows along the sides of creek beds. Water will help it reestablish roots.
Remember where you plant it. It will be slow to emerge in springtime.

Many blessings for your success!


I put a little fence around it. So I will not forget. No problem with keeping it watered. I do worry about the dirt. The dirt was so rich it was almost black and it was planted in a deep red clay. So I guess I will need to water it 3-4 times a week? Will that be enough?

Yes it is peonies. I am always getting those two flowers mixed up. I transplanted those also. I am thankful I was able to take my grandmothers flowers. They are important to me and a link to her.

Thanks for all the advice.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Composter Cottage Gardener Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias
Salvias Bulbs Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 19, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Just to make sure I understand. It was in rich soil and is now in clay? If so the clay will need compost added to it. Again think swamp. I would be a little worried about you digging it up again so quickly. I have no experience with clay. So maybe someone else will have a good answer about the soil.

@stone what do you think?

Many blessings!
One to take to heart....1 John 4
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kybunnies
Jul 19, 2017 8:35 PM CST
Altheabyanothername said:Just to make sure I understand. It was in rich soil and is now in clay? If so the clay will need compost added to it. Again think swamp. I would be a little worried about you digging it up again so quickly. I have no experience with clay. So maybe someone else will have a good answer about the soil.

@stone what do you think?

Many blessings!



Yes it was very rich dirt. I was planted between trees in her yard. My yard does not have any shade trees and the dirt was red clay. But it was in the same spot in her yard for over 60 years. She would leave all dead leaves and the stalks until spring then clean it out so new growth could merge. That is why I wanted it so bad. It is very old. I did not make it today but I want to get some bag mulch and put around it and some potting soil to help soften/enrich the current dirt.

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