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This is a discussion on Hibiscus within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I just past a local nursery that was running a sale on them..Two 10" pots ...
Very nice Ron. I've tried them once but they didn't make it through the winter. Obviously not a hardy variety. Incidently, here in the UK, our Rose of Sharon is a completely different plant, Hypericum calycinum.
This is my hibiscus sinensis. It blooms steadily all summer although the flowers only last a day or two...which is a pity because they are so magnificent. As you can see they are huge, almost half the size of the plant.
All this hibiscus talk now had me craving for one.
So when I saw some on sale at the garden center, I bought this red one.
Flowers last only for a couple of days though.
Once I can confirm that they can survive the winters in the GH, I can get some more. Perhaps different colors when they become available.
Lovely hibiscus! We are hooked on them. Every time I go to south FL I beg cuttings. Here is some of my summer garden. I grow them outdoors in 14 inch pots and put them in the garage in winter. They are cut back to 12 inches or so every spring and I have 6 footers (the plants, not the blooms!) by mid summer. Hope you like them.
WOW that first one is a beauty...I have never seen one like that before. When you prune back this year can you root a cutting of that one for me?
I'd be happy to send you some cuttings, Ron! The blooms are about golf ball size with young plants but they get larger as the plant matures. They have small root balls so do well in pots for me. I dont' know the name of the first one - the person I got cuttings from called it a 'Chinese Hat'. The peach is 'Capitola Sport (sp?)'.