Hibiscus forum: Spring 2018 Hibiscus discussion

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Apr 9, 2018 11:43 AM CST
@horntoad, Jay, just wondering how your hibiscuses are doing? Did they survive our freeze?

My Shirley Temple and NOID red have not shown new growth; they were planted in ground. But the same NOID red in Beaumont (this was the mother plant of the NOID red that was previously mentioned) is sending up new growth.
The Japanese Lantern in pot just starting to have a few blooms; it was sheltered in garage.

A friend lost her mom's 30 yr hibiscus, which was in a pot, even though it was protected. Fortunately I had taken a cutting 2 yrs ago and it survived freeze (covered under patio).

I started Texas Star from seed couple of weeks ago and they're looking good.





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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 9, 2018 4:30 PM CST
I brought most of them in when we had a projected freeze, so I didn't lose many. I lost my Hibiscus diversifolius for sure, but I have some seeds to restart it. I have some missing tags so I'm waiting for blooms to be sure what I have.
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Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
May 19, 2018 8:36 AM CST
A huge stalk broke off my Midnight Marvel during the rain (happened last year too. You'd think I could remember). I cut it into rooting sized pieces and stuck it in potting soil. I find MM roots very easily. Fingers crossed.
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Cashman
May 21, 2018 8:40 AM CST
Mine never came back this year or is it still early..I live in Northeast NY by border

Cashman
May 21, 2018 8:41 AM CST
Mine never came back this year or is it still early..I live in Northeast NY by border Thank You!
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
May 21, 2018 5:45 PM CST
Maybe someone from your zone will pop by and answer your question. I know mine in zone 8 seem to take forever to start in the spring.
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and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

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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!
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Horntoad
May 24, 2018 7:12 PM CST
A few of the blooms I've had so far this spring.

NOID Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
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Hibiscus pedunculatus
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El Capitolio
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Hibiscus poeppigii
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Hibiscus coccineus 'Alba'
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Second generation of Luna Pink Swirl grown from seed
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Hibiscus geranioides
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 24, 2018 7:40 PM CST
I've tried to grow midnight marvel twice and it died both times, did not make the winter. So I finally gave up. Is there one with really dark foliage that has fuchsia colored blooms?
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
May 26, 2018 6:03 PM CST
New blooms for today

El Capitolio Sport (Peach)
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Hibscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
May 27, 2018 3:48 PM CST
I attended the lone star chapter hibiscus show and sale two weeks ago. We got there too late to purchase any; only two variety left. There's another show and sale in June.

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So many different colors - truly beautiful blooms.

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We 'aah and oow' over every one of them.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 27, 2018 4:11 PM CST
I would too! What a great show! Thanks for posting the photos to share.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 27, 2018 5:19 PM CST
Oh. My. Goodness.

Lovey dubby
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
May 27, 2018 5:28 PM CST
Betsy, do you know the date of the June sale? I'm not on FB. My daughter is close enough that she could go to it. I could too, if I go visit her. Lovey dubby
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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!
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Horntoad
Jun 7, 2018 5:53 PM CST
First bloom on my seed grown Hibiscus ferrugineus.
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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jun 17, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Frillylily said:I've tried to grow midnight marvel twice and it died both times, did not make the winter. So I finally gave up. Is there one with really dark foliage that has fuchsia colored blooms?


That's odd. I'm in the same zone and same state, and my Midnight Marvel is huge after surviving the last 2 winters. It doesn't leaf out until early May here.
I have it in a drainage area where it gets a lot of water. I think there may be a tropical hibiscus by the same name?
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 19, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Mine was the hardy one, I bought it at Lowe's here. That is odd it does well for you and not for me. My others do fine, I have 3 other hardy varieties and no problems.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jun 19, 2018 7:38 PM CST
I got mine (along with Berry Awesome) at Lowes in Rolla, one Saturday morning in July 2016, fresh from the delivery truck the night before. They were my first Hardy Hibiscuses, a birthday present to myself, and I drove 2 hours each way by myself to get them. They were so worth it! Lovey dubby I'm totally hooked now. Drooling
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
Jun 19, 2018 8:39 PM CST
Just found Mars Madness and Summer in Paradise at my dinky local Wal-mart - came off the truck today. I have Mars Madness already, so I bought Summer in Paradise. Huge pot - I'll hate myself in the morning when I have to dig the hole.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 19, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

I know right? I just bought 2 hydrangeas and a hibiscus at Lowes today on sale. What now?! Hilarious! It is nearly 95 everyday this week, so I think I'll just set them up in the shade and let them be for a spell, maybe it will cool off a day or two or at least rain...
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 20, 2018 12:20 PM CST
Anyone know of a hardy hibiscus that is a peach, melon or orangy pink color?

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