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Alpine, TX

June 28, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #7929036

My, my, what a plant! And to think that I spotted it in our small local nursery a few days ago, in West Texas. I didn't know it was a diamond in the rough. Hopefully it grows in rather poor soil. We are zone 6, Maybe someone will tell me if it can survive here. The soil is very alkiline. Thanks for an exciting posting!
Edinburg, TX

June 28, 2010
7:25 PM

Post #7929174

Wow I love hibiscus, but never seen this kind. I live in deep South Texas. Does anyone they would survive our 100+ degree weather here.
North Augusta, ON

June 29, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7929694

It'll survive zone 6...lives happily for me here in zone 5a.

Texas...probably if you give it shade in the hottest part of the day and water it when dry.
Arkansas City, KS

July 11, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #7960933

I have been growing 2 varieties of Hardy Hibiscus here in southern Kansas for 7 years now and they have done well. Since mine are in full sun all day, the leaves do wilt on the really hot days--in the mid to high 90's---but then perk back up when they are no longer exposed to the sunlight in the evening. Also, on the hotter days, the flower blooms also droop in the heat of the afternoon. In spite of that wilting, they continue to do well overall. They are fantastic plants. I had a yard sale 2 days ago and had several people comment and ask me about them---especially the red one which has been blooming profusely.
Toledo, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #8044917

Our hardy hibiscus is about 3 years old - we have two, one white and one a beautiful burgundy color. But suddenly this summer, now mid-August, it has stopped blooming and many leaves look like lace.
What can we do to return it to health?
Northbridge, MA

September 18, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #8106748

emtsss1950, Your description sounds as tho insects have been munching on the leaves----probably Japanese Beetles. I have had good success with Bayer Rose & Flower Insecticide containing the active ingredient imidacloprid.

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