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Old 05-15-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Sparatus,
The tropical hibiscus plants are gorgeous, but so are their prices.
If you buy 4, at 30 a piece, WOW, and they are gonna die?
I plant hardy hibiscus, they are also beautiful, and you will get quite
a show with them.
Just something to think about, for the future, when you get sick of throwing
all that money away every year.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm in zone 7a and each of the 3 cold hardy hibiscus I planted last fall are just starting to come up. They were so small and fragile when I planted them that I thought the winter killed them off. I can't wait to see them blooming
Mine is really coming back nicely, I am so happy!
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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I live in Central Florida and hibiscus do well here in the ground. Well, other than mine, it seems.

I planted two this winter (December) and they bloomed OK for awhile. In March, I fed them an all purpose fertilizer and they had a big growth spurt until recently (they grew about 1.5 to 2 feet, almost doubled in height).

The leaves look good, strong dark green, but they aren't blooming (and I see others nearby that are blooming). Mine get good sun, are on a drip system (all my landscaping is) and they look very healthy. One of the hibiscus has no buds on it; the other gets some buds, but they drop before blooming.

I'm new to Florida and tropical gardening...why aren't my hibiscus blooming??
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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I live in Central Florida and hibiscus do well here in the ground. Well, other than mine, it seems.

I planted two this winter (December) and they bloomed OK for awhile. In March, I fed them an all purpose fertilizer and they had a big growth spurt until recently (they grew about 1.5 to 2 feet, almost doubled in height).

The leaves look good, strong dark green, but they aren't blooming (and I see others nearby that are blooming). Mine get good sun, are on a drip system (all my landscaping is) and they look very healthy. One of the hibiscus has no buds on it; the other gets some buds, but they drop before blooming.

I'm new to Florida and tropical gardening...why aren't my hibiscus blooming??
I am certainly no expert, but check this out:

Hidden Valley Hibiscus

I ended up planting four red ones. Also, I bought some Hibiscus fertilizer from Amazon. Here is a link to that:

Amazon.com : Espoma PM4 4-Pound 4-1-5 Palm-Tone Plant Food : Pond Plant Fertilizers : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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At one of my last apartments in Chicago, the back fence was lined with this hardy hibiscus (purple flower). It survived winter and came back the next year with new blooms. Perhaps this is something you might want to consider instead? I wish I knew the specific name but could only remember it was a smaller purple hibiscus.
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