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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jun 18, 2018 3:22 PM CST
hello , started loving hibiscus about two years ago, still learning.
look forward to learning more with your help.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jun 18, 2018 3:25 PM CST
Welcome! Harold! Thanks for sharing your Hibiscus photos!
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Nanner35
Jun 18, 2018 11:47 PM CST
Is the flower in the second picture a double flower? It looks like it has extra extra petals compare to normal ones.
Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jun 19, 2018 6:48 AM CST
not sure if its a double, i just loved the look of it , but check this one out.


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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jul 2, 2018 8:53 AM CST
picked up two hibiscus trees last week. one has the solid yellow flower and the second has the yellow flower with a red inside part, found this bloom this morning.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jul 2, 2018 8:55 AM CST
That's a pretty one, Harold! It's so bright and cheerful.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 4, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Hibiscus are addictive. I have 30 tropical hybrids that are mostly smaller. They are in 3 gallon pots right now. Finally, going to take the time and put some effort into making them get larger. One thing I do wonder is about how the plants can grow into large bushes when most vendors sell little plants.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jul 4, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Welcome, @Miamiu! You should be able to grow those small plants into huge ones in Florida. I can't do it outside here, but I do it inside my greenhouse. I have one that has reached the ceiling, and been cut down several times. The main branches are all at least 1 1/2 inches thick.

Florida Colors Nursery sells a wonderful food for Plumerias called 'Excalibur'. It's expensive, but worth it and lasts a very long time. I've been using it on my Hibiscus and they seem to love it too.
https://www.floridacolorsplume...

You must have a lot of wonderful blooms. Please post some here!
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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jul 4, 2018 2:47 PM CST
welcome Miamiu .
i buy my plants from lowes or a nursery. . they will grow if you have them in a big enough container. i have mine in ten gallon containers, it takes two people to move them. which happens twice a year in my area .
my daughter lives in the Florida panhandle area and has hers planted in her yard . they are growing up real pretty.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 4, 2018 4:15 PM CST
Right now I do not have many blooms, but I am fertilizing and hope that does the job. I am out in the country so I have 10 currently recovering from being deer chewed. I live in an elevated house so twice a day i move my plants out from the bottom of the house to get sun and then bring back under the house at night to hide them from the deer. I really want to see all 30 bloom at the same time.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jul 4, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Aw, what a shame you have the deer. We do too, and they are voracious. Everything has to be fenced or caged or it gets eaten.

We also live in the country with free range cows and horses. Last night I looked out the window, and about 10 cows and calves were browsing right outside my window. We had to get the truck, and herd them all down the driveway and out the gate and close it so they couldn't come back!
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Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
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cuzzx
Jul 5, 2018 12:27 PM CST
so far all i see is rabbits and there again they stay in my neighbors yard, guess its because we have outside cats.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jul 5, 2018 12:29 PM CST
Rabbits can be pretty hard on your plants, too, so you're lucky your cats are keeping them away!
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 7, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Here is my lemon life.

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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 11, 2018 7:18 AM CST
Here is a pic of most my tropical collection. I have to move them everyday to keep deer from eating them.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 11, 2018 7:32 AM CST
My collection is

Creole lady
Black dream
Stolen kiss
Love story
Voila
Night runner
Antique treasure
Lemon life
Super nova
Chocolate cherry truffle
Hula girl
Sparkling water
Night fire
Purple heart
Be mine
Swamp music
Island queen
Black rainbow
Thinking of you
Fly me to the moon
Cosmic dancer
Creole pie
Erin Rachael
Tahitian princess

Few more can't remember.
Name: harold
Enterprise , Al. (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Roses Lilies Hibiscus
Daylilies Container Gardener Birds Region: Alabama Cat Lover Bulbs
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cuzzx
Jul 11, 2018 9:42 AM CST
LOL, i can't even tell you the name of what few i have, i just love certain flowers and there color.

never knew that hibiscus could be so hard to grow from seed .

if its hard to grow then i like it, the plant not the challenge.

my problem in my area is the weather , it might be 95 today and 82 tomorrow or 50 today and 23 tomorrow.

i bought a green house but it will be cooler before i put it up. oct or nov .
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jul 11, 2018 9:45 AM CST
You have a nice collection, Eric! I'm hoping to add some now that you've given me the good source on ebay.

Harold, you'll love your greenhouse! I love mine. I pack it full in winter but always leave room for a couple of chairs in mine. I love to sit in there with morning coffee or an evening drink. It's a super place to be when it's cold and snowy outside.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Miamiu
Jul 11, 2018 9:54 AM CST
On the cold nights down here i put the plants in our downstairs laundry room. Going to be pretty full in there this winter. We probably get about 8 nights in the mid 30s to high 20s. I see different temp reccomendations like some places say the plants should not be out under 50. I left my plants out in the 40s and most did okay.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Jul 11, 2018 10:05 AM CST
I was going to say that I normally keep my greenhouse at 60F, but on super cold nights it goes down to 50F and I've not had anything damaged. I've heard that 40F should be the absolute low, and that seems a bit iffy.
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