How to Keep My Variegated Hibiscus Alive.......

gardenlady48(z5 IL)January 25, 2010

Greetings~

Any suggestions for the care of my variegated hibiscus? I want to plant it in the ground here in Illinois, then prune in the fall, both top and root system, pot it up and bring it inside again as I'm doing now.

Do you have any experience with this technique? This plant seems to grow quickly and I think it would LOVE being planted in ground rather than a pot.

I welcome and suggestions! Thanks

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tina_2

Hi - I had one in my zone 8 Texas and had to keep inside for winter. If you prune it - the cuttings will root in a cup of water. Mine even bloomed inside for me , even though it was only an 8 - inch rooted cutting! Goodluck - tina_2

    Bookmark   January 25, 2010 at 8:49PM
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ilovejesus(9)

I would LOVE to see a photo of varigated hibiscus!
Hibiscus has become my new fascination! And I can NOT learn enough about them!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 8:42AM
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tina_2

Hi - Here is a pic. of the one I had.
Thanks - tina_2

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 7:10PM
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ilovejesus(9)

OH MY GOSH!!!
Thats a beauty, I had never seen a variegated Hibiscus, now I will have to find one! lol
Thank You for sharing your picture!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 10:18PM
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