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Old 07-25-2019, 12:49 PM
Location: Oklahoma City area
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How can I be sure I'm cutting off seed pods instead of buds on hardy hibiscus? It's obvious when the pods turn brown but I'm not sure about the green pods. I've tried finding a picture online but all I get is the beautiful big flowers. Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:35 PM
Location: Canada
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Hibiscus buds: https://www.google.ca/search?q=hibis...ih=583&dpr=1.5

Hibiscus seed pods: https://www.google.ca/search?q=hibis...=1564090329125

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Old 07-26-2019, 07:32 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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You should be deadheading before the seed pods form. The whole idea is to remove them before they go to seed so that the plant will continue to bloom. I deadhead as soon as the flowers wilt.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:42 PM
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Being in the landscape business, i know deadheading is absolutely a good thing to do. However when its comes to the hardy hibiscus, i don't think it promotes more blooms. If it did, I would deadhead my own. I love the large 8" blooms and its been a favorite plant of mine for years. I believe hardy hibiscus are set to have a certain number of blooms per stalk each year and thats it. I have left my pods on way-past bloom time the last few years and have been rewarded with lots of volunteers.
EDIT- I am referring to the hardy hibiscus that die to the ground each year, not tropical.
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