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by slickthing on June 24, 2004 04:56 PM
do all hibiscus survive the winter outdoors - our climate is zone 7 - i have one that does great - looking at a variety that says indoor- outdoor- any clues
by frustratedattimes on June 24, 2004 05:45 PM
I live in the Atlanta area, and the hibiscus I planted last year did not live to see spring. They were even planted next to the house on the southwest side with plenty of sun. From what a garden center told me, if you can believe all that they say, hibicus is treated as an annual here in northern Georgia.

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by weezie13 on June 24, 2004 09:01 PM
Aren't there a couple of kinds???

I have a TREE one, that's a perennial...

And one that goes dormant back into the ground
and resprouts again from the dirt.
BOTH are very sloooooooooooooooooow to start out in the spring, in fact it looks like a stick for just about ever and you think it didnt' make it.

And then I thought also there was something called Tropical Hibiscus, there was one that only lasted a season, if left out doors, but can be supposedly over wintered indoors as a house plant.

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by alankhart on June 25, 2004 06:29 PM
The common tropical hibiscus is not hardy and will not survive below freezing. If you grow them in pots you can bring them indoors for the winter. They may lose most if not all of their leaves (unless you have a place indoors with plenty of sunlight), but they'll regrow when you set them out the following spring. Rose Mallow or Hibiscus moscheutos is hardy as far north as zone 4 depending on the cultivar. It dies back to the ground just like many other herbacious perennials. They are sometimes slow to emerge in the spring, so you have to be careful not to dig them up mistakenly. Scarlet Rose Mallow or H. coccineus is only hardy to zone 7.

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by weezie13 on June 25, 2004 07:19 PM
The one I was talking about that grows back
to the ground was called "Dinner Plate Hibiscus"

I couldn't rememeber for the life of me,
*kids are always stealing my tags on me and
it was bugging me*

Did a Google search on the Diana one I was thinking and showed me the name in one of the pages I read.

So I have the shrub (Althea) and the Dinner Plate one too! *that's the one that shrinks to the ground and is just now a couple inches out of the dirt, and blooms around the fall time actually*

Weezie

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by njoynit on June 29, 2004 06:23 AM
ok the malva ones are mainly grown as annuals& are short.usually red or pink flowers..shiney leaves.
tropicals are for zones 9& up,but in 8B will do ok if cover with sheet on bad nights or a trash can.
are hardyones that get better year after year.dinner plates and white,pink,red with colored eyes like red pink or burgandy.
are confederate rose,blooms in fall till frost blooms change colors white to pink to reddish or just pink to reddish(mine)
are ROS(rose of sharon) these bloom all summer mines bluebird are singles and doubles and some newer hybrids now that will grow further north.the doubles are more hard to please.

I see your virg. so you could have either tropical or hardy type.Tropical will have shiney leaves& if tropical thats where you get the fancier bloom colors.Hardy are mostly white,red,pink& dinnerplate does have a burgandy.
you can look up your local chapeter for hibiscus society.I have this one bookmarked.check out photos& another good one to look at is the austrailian society cause they grow some we don't get in the states& grow very nice ones to look at and make ya wanna steal it for your own yard.LOL

http://www.lonestarahs.org/

http://www.hibiscus.org.au/

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