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bobgoestodaves
Parkville, MD

August 17, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #8046379

My perennial Hibiscus all grow so tall and then they fall over on the grown. can they be pruned in the spring and , if you do prune them will they still bloom? I stake them and tie them and they look awful like that... How can I make them grow shorter ??? and stand up on their own.
Elaine

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2010
7:49 PM

Post #8046429

You may find some helpful suggestions in this thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1114143/
hibiscus80
Waukegan, IL

August 29, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #8068767

Elaine,
Try using super phosphate fertilizer on them in the spring. I also give them a dose of Milorganite in the spring. I raise about thirty of my own hybrids and they have never fallen over even when burdened with heavy flowering and seed pods.

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WormsLovSharon
Las Vegas, NV

August 29, 2010
11:27 PM

Post #8069861

Super Phosphate is suppose to increase blooms. Epsom Salt is suppose to form stronger stems. I think I will try both. I have about 20 also and this year a bunch of seed pods on the Moi Grande. I am also rooting cuttings. Should keep me busy this winter, if we ever have winter.

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