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Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

I got this in a trade 2-3 years ago as a hibiscus, I have been babying it, and every year it gets to be about this size, but never any flowers on it.....

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Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Confederate Rose. Isn't your growing season long enough? Mine is blooming now.

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

is confederate rose the same as hibiscus?
maybe you are right and the growing season is too short :(
I wonder if I should just yank the darned thing out...if it isnt ever going to bloom for me, what's the point.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Pebble do you have it in full sun? It loves full sun.
Oh yeah, it's hibiscus mutabilis. Should have put that down first.

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

it is indeed in full sun - I have noticed when I come home for lunch and look over at it, the leaves look like they are drooping, but when i get home from work and look at it, they are fine.....

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

aren't somw plants nice enough without flowers? that plant looks fine by me

Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

I have had one for two years, in full sun - it had buds last year, but they turned yellow & fell off. The thing is about 8 ft tall this year, some buds, but still no blooms -I think It is a lack of rain. Have a couple of younger ones from the Fla swap, no blooms there either.

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

MMMMMarrkkkkk, there you go, making me feel bad.....I already have a lot of plants that look nice without flowers, but I had my heart set on a hibiscus......and have been waiting all this time.....if my growing season is too short, shouldnt I send it someone who will at least see the flowers?

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Pebble, duh, should have noticed your growing season is longer than mine. It should bloom for you, don't give up.(don't feed it much either.)

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Pebble, don't you let him make you feel bad! Yes, some plants are pretty without flowers, but if the potential is there for "all that AND flowers, too" I think it would be such a waste to not try to have them, too! :)

Hey, Mark ~ this is what's called an emoticon :) It's used to show smiles that buffer the stern tone of typing. ;)

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

Cala, I dont think my growing season is longer than yours...I dont know why we in vancouver, wa are classified as zone 8, personally I think we are more like a 6

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

pebble, Make sure it gets plenty of water. The more water the bigger the plant and the more blooms. If it is in a damp spot it will get 15-20 ft in one growing season. Check the tips of the limbs. they should be setting some blooms soon. It will be worth it when it does bloom.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Busybee, I've noticed that. The ones blooming have to be at least 10 feet tall and are in a low place where it's moister.

Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

Calla - There is a house not far from us that has a couple of them and they are trimmed like shrubs and full of blooms every year - haven't checked on them this year tho. I wonder if it would be a good idea to keep pinching or cutting them back when they are smaller so they would branch out more. Like a regular hibiscus. I may have to go meet those people soon!

Also the Morning glory tree only has one tall stalk, several buds but no blooms yet - it must be about 12 ft tall!

lagrange, GA(Zone 7a)

How about the ones that are 2 feet tall. LOL I was wondering when the bloom time was. I have three and two are about two feet tall but full of leaves. The other is about 4 foot tall and only has leaves in the very top. This is the first year for all of them. I did notive that the tip of the leaves look as if they were trying to put out a bud. Maybe some hope anyway.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I'm not keeping mine wet enough. I might just move them tomorrow.

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