not sure if the chinese hibiscus will make it

lookin4you2xist(9b)January 13, 2010

We were at freezing for about 2 hours I guess in St. Pete. I have never seen it that cold. Should I break out the butter yet? I think it may be toast =/

Anyone ever have them come back in the Spring? Not a huge deal, I bought the plant for 10$, but my other hibiscus all look fine no damage. I am new to them, so I really have no idea on what to expect. I read to peel a little wood back to see if it is still alive? Any suggestions ? Or, just leave it where it is and wait till Spring? No idea here, I grow roses as a rule.

Thank You Very Much for any info!

Andrew

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lookin4you2xist(9b)

http://www.exotichibiscus.com/specials.cfm is the link of the type of hibiscus I am talking about , IF it helps.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 10:48AM
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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

If it only got below freezing for two hours, it should be fine, no matter how bad it looks now. Scraping the bark to look for green is a good idea. That way you'll know whether or not to care for it through the next cold snap. If (or when) it happens, cover the hibiscus with a sheet. As long as the below temps don't last for more than an hour or so, it should make it 'til spring.
Good luck!
Barb

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 7:44PM
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