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Old 10-19-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I live in NW Indiana and have a dwarf hardy hibiscus which blooms profusely in early summer. It gets huge (8" deep pink blossoms) which last for weeks. Despite the fact that we've had some fairly cold nights already this fall (one night was upper 30s; several lower 40s), my hibiscus has been blooming again the past 10 days or so. I couldn't believe my eyes when I first spotted some flowers on it! The blossoms are smaller (5") than those from a couple months ago, but just as beautiful.

Has anyone else from this far north had a hibiscus bloom twice in once season? I've never seen this before, and am delighted!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:18 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Eat your heart out--down south they bloom all summer. Flowers the size of dinner plates. I used to have a dozen of them in all different red/pink/white color combinations.

One of my favorite flowers.

They are really beautiful combined with a canna backround.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Eat your heart out--down south they bloom all summer. Flowers the size of dinner plates. I used to have a dozen of them in all different red/pink/white color combinations.

One of my favorite flowers.

They are really beautiful combined with a canna backround.
Oh, believe me, I AM eating my heart out, azoria! But I am thrilled to pieces that my hibiscus is giving me a second show this season.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I'd be thrilled, too. That is just such a nice little surprise. I hope the weather stays warm for a little while longer so you can keep enjoying.
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Old 09-13-2018, 06:12 AM
 
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I live in west central Wisconsin and my Red Dinnerplate Hardy just started to bloom for the second time. It is full of buds.
The plant is over 7 ft tall and bloomed profusely till the middle of Aug. We look forward to June to see the shoots starting to show. The plant is 7 years old and has tripled in size.
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