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Mid-Atlantic Gardening: FREE FOR THE TAKING....SALMON HIBISCUS PLANT IN 20" POT

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JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9274993

THIS THREAD IS CLOSED 9/17/2012 JB

THIS SALMON HIBISCUS IS OLD, BIG, HEALTHY AND POT BOUND...IT IS TOO BIG FOR ME TO KEEP IN THE GREENHOUSE ANY LONGER AND I DO NOT WANT IT TO DIE OVER THE WINTER. IT IS FREE FOR THE TAKING AND IT WILL TAKE A PICKUP OR LARGE VEHICLE TO HAUL IT. IT IS VERY HEAVY. IT IS GETTING READY TO BLOOM AGAIN.
IT BLOOMS YEAR ROUND IN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS.

I hope someone in the surrounding area has a place for it. It is such a big plant and so heavy I just can not ship it anyplace.
I have kept it trimmed back but it still keeps growing. It stays outside from April until October but then we are pushing our luck here at the farm because it gets really cold. I have it sitting between the yard beside the AC and the deck in a corner where it gets only Morning sun for now. It was out in full sun, partial sun, late afternoon sun, it just seems to love almost anyplace you put it if you keep it watered and keep it in a big enough pot. I think it would fit in a muck bucket for a few years if you cut holes in the muck bucket for drainage.. That was going to be my next container for it, but the Aimees took up so much room in the GH that this has to go. Pass the word around if you will please.





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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9275275

I bet you might have a local garden club or society that might know someone or someplace that would have a home for such a flower.
Only after thinking about it a minute ,I bet your a member of most those aren't you?

Chantell

Chantell
Middle of, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2012
9:28 PM

Post #9275652

Thank you, JB - hugs
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9276240

Ever tried to dig one of those up and move it to another location? I can test to it being very heavy..been there, done that! We had the Lady Baltimore(Red)and it was blooming when our daughter was married(1989)and everybody wanted to know what it was..She insisted on a lawn wedding reception..95 degree heat in July with 125 guest.

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9276553

Come on Pippi, help me here...say something like BUT THEY ARE WORTH ALL THE EFFORT. LOL HUGS. JB

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9277879

Found a home for the Hibiscus. Thanks for all your help everyone. You are terrific. Now I need to figure out how to close this thread.

JBerger

JBerger
Wrightstown, NJ
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9277882

THIS THREAD IS CLOSED SEPTEMBER 17, 2012. JB

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