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Hibiscus: Best time of year to start seeds

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MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #8035415

I have a bunch of Hardy Hibiscus seeds and was wondering the best method and time of year to start these? Zone 7
darkmoondreamer
(Karen) Frankston, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #8036219

Crystal I find the best time is about 6-8 weeks before Spring... probably about the first of February in your area. The seedlings should then be big enough to go in the ground after the last frost, and grow full size by the end of summer.
MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2010
6:21 PM

Post #8036436

Do the seeds need any special prep? Soaking, etc.?
darkmoondreamer
(Karen) Frankston, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #8036462

not at all...the hardy hibiscus are some of the easiest seeds of all to sow. Just put them about 1/2" down into moist potting soil in small containers and let them sprout. you can transplant into larger containers when they are larger.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

August 12, 2010
8:00 PM

Post #8036626

I can tell you that they are super easy to gernimate. I planted a pinch of seeds thinking that only half would grow and now I have 20+ seedlings growing on the back porch.
MGCrystal
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2010
6:40 AM

Post #8037226

Thanks! I have so seed pods I'm not sure what to do with them all.

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