Spring has arriving here in NC. In just a few months it will be the time for my hardy Hibs to start blooming. This year will be exciting because I have some new varieties that will bloom for the first time. I grow hardy Hibs and for the past few years I've tried my hand at doing some crosses. Here is a photo of one the new crosses I came up with. It bloomed for the first time last summer. I have a limited supply of blooming size plants for those who would like to give them a try. The parentage comes from H. californicus which is a rare native plant in CA. If you want some more info about the plant or how to obtain one, please let me know.
that is a beautiful hibiscus - congratulations on your success :) have you named it? i discovered these beauties when i moved here ten years ago - i've got half a dozen cultivars - not nearly enough! if i hadn't left my file in the potting shed i could tell ya what they are. i had great luck with cuttings last year. i'd love to try this beauty - if i'm not too late, send me a d-mail.
i've got several varieties i'm trying to start from seed ... it's been a month and no germination. i've read elsewhere that they aren't the easiest to germinate ... need bottom heat etc. i'm not at all hopeful.
I'm just starting to do some landscaping at a beach house on Edisto Island.
If your Hibiscus will survive in salty, sandy soil, I'd love to give it a try.
Please fill me in on the details.
Edisto is fabulous. My earlier posts concerned salt tolorant plants and grasses because all I've got now is spotty bermuda and sand.
We're going out there this week to get some painting and renovating done.
good to hear these are growing in NC... if they'll grow in Raleigh, surely they'll like the warmer coastal weather. anyone know how big they need to get before flowering? we got some free seedlings, only a few inches tall right now and only have leaves at ground level (started as bare-root twigs early March).
We were working on the house for 2 weeks. We're on Palmetto Blvd and hope to get the place ready for the folks who rented it.
We've got it rented from May through August and we wanted to make sure it was ready and had all the extras those folks wanted.
I brought some white ginger, angel trumpets and canna lillies to add some color and I think they'll do ok as I planted them in pots of soil I brought with me.
It's on the water and it's newly renovated.
Every week from the beginning of May up to Sept. 2nd is taken, but only one week in Sept. is taken so you have your choice of the last 3 weeks.
Contact me at Pauldef@comcast.net for information, descriptions and the contact number for the rental agency.
600' dock--does that mean you have a boat? May I imply from that that you know where to catch flounder or????.