My Garden Journal
Hello and Merry Christmas }}to all,
|Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 06:14 pm EST : ||
Last summer I purchased 2 different types of Hibiscus from Home Depot. I apologize, because I do not recall their names. My step-mother just told me that Hibiscus is only an annual. I may be crazy, but I am 100 % positive I bought them as a perennial. I never even buy annuals and only look for plants in the perennial section. Now I am wondering if these are perennial Hibiscus. I guess my question is wondering if there are perennial hibiscus for zone 5. It sure seems like someone could have produced a perennial hybrid... maybe it self seeds... I just don't know. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Hi Megan and Welcome!
|Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 12:42 am EST : ||
If your hibiscus has dull medium green heart shaped leaves, dinner plate sized white, pink or red flowers with HUGE, bomb shaped buds (2-4" in length!), it is a perennial, hardy hibiscus.
Hardy hibiscus need very little care over the winter, they are root hardy to about zone 5 with no protection. They die to the ground each year.
If your hibiscus has glossy deep green leaves, 3-6" flowers of red, pink, orange, yellow, double or single flowers, it is probably a TROPICAL hibiscus.
Ej So.Cal. Zone 10a
Megan, Sorry I'm a bit late but I just got here.
|Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 04:21 pm EST : ||
Here is a pic of a 'Disco Bell' hardy hibiscus from seed I collected from a HD plant 3 or 4 years ago.
Disco Bell is popular around here, they grow about 30 inches tall and come in white, pink red and rose. I cover mine with a few inches of fallen leaves in the fall. They flower the first year from seed, too. Great plants.
Wow! That disco bell is a new one for me! That is beautiful!!!! Wish I could find one like that around here.
Zone "Zone 9"
|Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 12:09 am EST : ||