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Fall time pruning and sharing

(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

I am new here to this forum, and perhaps am overstepping my bounds by asking...but I am wondering if there comes a time during Fall pruning and bringing in of the plants if members here share cuttings for postage or trade them? I want to buy everything I see, but my pocketbook is small and I would love a few cuttings come Fall even if I have to pay a small fee for them I'd be glad too.....

Clinton, CT(Zone 6b)

Hi Karen,

Im in your boat. Very willing to pay for cuttings. I don't know what I will be able to contribute with my small plants. Maybe some of my bigger ones, but would like to keep in touch with you and see what we can trade when the time comes! Who knows, mine might take off in a huge growth spurt.


Emerald Hills, CA(Zone 9b)

Karen, I'll keep you in mind when I start pruning. Most of my plants are on the small side so not much pruning needed but I might have something that would interest you. Remind me later :-)


(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks Guam, I didn't figure it would hurt to at least ask. Since Hardy Hibs are more my current cup of tea, I know little about the pruning habits of the Tropicals. I was thinking if it was something everyone normally did perhaps they traded...

Archer/Bronson, FL(Zone 8b)


Does that mean you are not interested in the hardies? Or those known as Rose of Sharon's?

I've just been out putting in a new Snow Queen and thinking how easy it is, even for me to root cuttings. And here in the south, cuttings of some can be taken anytime there is a runaway branch.

So, are you only interested in the tropical type?


(Karen) Frankston, TX(Zone 8a)

Hi Molly, oh no, I still love the hardies, and would love cuttings of some! I will dmail you later to discuss what we have....

Munden, KS

I am also,interested in Hibiscus cuttings.I have several small tropical hibiscus plants,but they will really need to do some growing before I can share cuttings. Karen w in KS

Casper, WY(Zone 4a)

Hi, glad I dropped in. I have 3 different hardy perennial Hibiscus that I started from mixed seeds purchased from George W. Park. One is blooming, the other will if roaming antelopes from the mountain leaves it alone. It has buds I am protecting. The 3rd is from seedling of last year. No buds yet.

I only know the color of one. I think it is Southern Belle. Height is 2 ft.
If someone would explain when to take cuttings, I would love to trade for a tropical Hibiscus.

Here is H. 'Southern Bell' with blooms that reach 8" across

Thumbnail by blomma
Casper, WY(Zone 4a)

Closeup of the same HIbiscus

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Las Vegas, NV(Zone 9a)

Blomma, the leaves of that Hardy Hibiscus are very happy and beautiful.

I have many Hardy hibiscus and am doing cuttings for rooting for sell later in September. We plan to sell them here in Las Vegas as plants but I should have some left. I will keep all of you in mind.

Ventress, LA(Zone 8b)

I would like to have cuttings also for postage or trade of other plants. I have several double light pink Rose of Sharon rooting that should be ready soon but no Hibs to trade with.

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