Plant Database forum: Confirming Hibiscus parent plants

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 30, 2012 1:00 PM CST

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We have three main species of Hibiscus, and then after that we have a whole variety of different species. It's those three that I am most concerned with right now:

H. moscheutos
Hardy Hibiscuses (Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. moscheutos)

H. syriacus
Roses of Sharon (Hibiscus sinosyriacus)

H. rosa-sinensis
Tropical Hibiscuses (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

The above three plant entries are all parent plants.

We also have a fourth parent plant:
Hibiscus

and that 4th one is a general catch all parent for all other Hibiscus plants that are not in those first three mentioned species.

Soon, I will be able to assign moderator duties based on parent plants rather than entire genus. When that happens, how are you wanting these split up?
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 30, 2012 1:15 PM CST
I'm the hardy Hibiscus ... that would be H. moscheutos and H. syriacus right now.

Zuzu wants the tropicals ... so H. rosa-sinensis.

I'll take the general catch-all as well, I guess, if you want a moderator for that one?

I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 30, 2012 1:21 PM CST
And we need to either remove Perennial from the general listing or add Annual. I think the latter might be best.
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Mar 30, 2012 1:31 PM CST

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I would think removing Perennial and Annual is appropriate since both can apply when you're talking about an entire genus.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 30, 2012 1:35 PM CST
Whichever is fine. I was just thinking that I'm not sure how many people would realize that there are annuals in that genus at all.
I garden for the pollinators.

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