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by Sandi on December 06, 2004 05:56 AM
I live in northeastern North Carolina. I have three Hisbiscus plants and have brought them inside for the winter but do not know what to do for them so they don't die. I am not sure what variety they are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Sandi

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by alankhart on December 06, 2004 03:58 PM
Put them in a sunny spot in the house and water only when needed. They may lose some of their leaves, but don't worry....they will grow more leaves closer to spring. Don't fertilize them until next spring.

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by Sandi on December 07, 2004 02:00 AM
Thanks for the help I was not sure what to do with them. I would like to keep them if possible the are all beautiful. I appreciate your input.
Sandi

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by duckie on December 07, 2004 05:34 AM
Hey garden palies [wayey] I luv hibiscus.

I can understand why there is confusion....sounds like me 10 years ago.
The problem is,there are so many kinds of hibiscus.
I'm in Missouri,zone 5.I have 3 kinds.
This kind is tropical for my zone http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hibiscuspix.html
I bring them in the house,when it gets to about 50 at night.I put them in the sunniest place I have.Water once a week,no fertilizer,if you have good soil anyway.I prune them back 1/3 in march if I can wait that long.They get to looking pretty bad sometimes.btw,if you want to repot them,this is the best time.uh oh...out of space

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by duckie on December 07, 2004 05:52 AM
[wayey] The second kind I have is rose of sharon.It's a really pretty bush in the summer that the hummingbirds flock to.
http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/hcs/TMI/Plantlist/hi_iacus.html
In my zone it is deciduos. But it is a real beauty in the heat of the summer sun.

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by weezie13 on December 07, 2004 06:03 AM
Duckie,
That's what's so confusing to me..
I have the second one you have, the Rose of Sharon bushe, which is the tree form one...
And I never really prune it, other than winter kill.

I have a second one, that comes out of the ground every year, come fall time, after blooming, the canes that came up, dry up and can be cut off...
They are hollow inside and then plant goes dormant, and the following year, again, poke out of the ground, I am searching for that name..
The one I remember that came with it was called,
Diana, an all white dinner plate sized flower..
And I don't have the tropical kind, so I can't advise on that one...
The tropical one can be over wintered indoors, but I think if you tried to over winter one of the first two, it might not survive as it needs a cold dormant period to survive?????

I gotta find out more info on the middle one that I have that comes out of the dirt!!!

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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by duckie on December 07, 2004 06:17 AM
[wayey] hmmmm....I hope I'm not boring anyone.
But I wanted to share the info [Roll Eyes] I wish someone would have told me.

3rd kind,hardy for me in zone 5.
Soooo lovely,sooo slow to wake up in the spring.
For the heartland folks,don't give up on those brown stalks.'bout May day they wake up.

http://www.ritchiefeed.com/Horticulture/Perennials%20Database/Hibiscus.htm

[flower] [flower] [flower]
wanna talk okra??yummy
btw..cut the pods at sunset,the bees go to bed. [Love]

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by weezie13 on December 07, 2004 06:19 AM
Okay, the dinner plate one's are known as
"Hardy Hibiscus"
That's the one I have that dies back into
the ground.

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by suzydaze on December 07, 2004 03:53 PM
here's mine, I'll see if I can find a better picture
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