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PlantFiles Pictures: Nacogdoches River Mallow (Hibiscus dasycalyx)

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RonniePitman

March 28, 2006
2:36 AM

Post #2143957

Neches River Rosemallow
Hibiscus dasycalyx


All new spring growth, tallest shoot 24 inches.

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/1830/

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devilsivy
Houston, TX

April 21, 2008
9:17 PM

Post #4842466

Hello RonniePitman,

I saw your pictures of dasycalyx. Great to see it growing so well and blooming.

I bought mine about a year back. It had two shoots about 3 feet tall and was quite healthy but was not blooming. It burnt on a cold night (houston, tx) last winter and just went downhill from there. I had no idea it was so sensitive, then.
It came back this spring with all strength and in the last one month grew from nothing to about 2.5 feet tall! I am amazed at the rate! Do you think it will bloom this year? It is in a 1 gallon pot, I guess I should now transfer it. Would you know what kind of soils it prefers?
I ask you because you seem to be very successful with them.

Thanks in advance.
RonniePitman

October 26, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #7211523

devilsivy, sorry to be so long in responding, but I'm not active on Dave's Garden anymore. Regarding your questions, actually my rosemallow lasted only one year. I don't know why it didn't come back the second year—big disappointment. I haven't tried to replace it. I hope yours did well. Ronnie

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