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Hey Gals! You look funny outide the brug forum - LOL! The American Hibiscus Society has a seed bank. It doesn't specify if you need to be a member to recieve seeds. I'd write and ask http://americanhibiscus.org/aboutahs.htm
I have grown these from seeds years back..I got the seeds from the American Hibiscus Society as a member. I don't think they sell them..but members can petition for some.They can take years to bloom from seed..and many are throw aways because of genetic flaws.Some can be really beautiful though. :-)
Eclipse, I have been told by several people that cuttings taken from seedling tropical hibiscus will bloom before the plant itself. Reasons unknown. Any experiences with that? I did take a few from each plant, but nothing yet. John
I got mine today!! These are going to be wonderful!! Marty Henn is a wonderful gentleman.
H6463 x Oddity
H9129 x Wally's Yellow
H2517 x Fifth Dimension
H0810 x Blue Berry Hill
H4316 x Jane Cowl
Tracey Lynn x Halloween Party
Anthony Martin x Misfire
Kristina Lynn x Chocolate Mousse
Janet Louise x Butter Scptch Sundae
Hot Rod Marty x Myrna Loy
Pardon, here, but if you read Marty's instructions well, he has only nicked the first 2 as an example of how to nick them. He doesn't say to soak them, but an hour or so shouldn't hurt. He went on to state that if would be 10 to 14 months for them to bloom, with regular fertilizing at first, and heavier as the plant approached the 10 - 12 inch mark.
thanks eyes, I tried to read all he sent, but I need glasses very bad, and that small print was very hard to read. I did miss the part where he only nicked the first two. That's why I was asking for clarification.
eyes, thanks for the info. I just read your posting about how cutting the main stem will delay flowering. That makes sense. Too late now! Just received my seeds from Mr. Henn also, can't wait to get them started, the crosses sounds so exciting. John
just received my seeds from Mr. Henn, what a great person and he sends the names of the crosses. if anyone is interested they should definately send him a letter requesting hibiscus seeds.
Here is what I received:
H 6470 x Michael James
H 0810 x Country Road
H 2516 x Madeline Schmoyer
H 9137 x Tammy Faye
H 4361 x Matthew Eugene
Anita Shepard x Jane Cowl
Love Lee x Capistana
Chippee x Chocolate Mousee
Sweet Evelyn x Sun Dance
Kristina Lynn x Rebellious Spirit
Bye the way he collects stamps for his grandchildren and would appreciate any stamps.
I had a seed pod mature on a T hibiscus , I'm guessing that is has been atleast four years ago. They are just now blooming. There are three that have bloomed. I have five plants. I don't think I let them dry very long after they were mature. It has been so long that I don't remember for sure. I don't remember how long it took for them to come up. But I think it was the same season that I planted them. Like I planted them in the summer and they came up sometime that summer. It was a red hibiscus but there was also a peach one that was blooming also. This is a soft red. Not bright like the parent plant.
That is the only time that I ever had a seed pod form on one. It was in the winter time in my sunroom when it was blooming. Linda