what kind of hibiscus do I have?

Desirai(7B)March 2, 2013

and do you think it survived the winter, or will I have to replace it?

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Gutzmek(6)

Desirai,
This looks like an early tropical hybrid called 'Brilliant' or 'Brilliant Red'. This is the Hibiscus that got me started a few years ago. I still have three of the plants due to their resilience. Great beginners hibiscus looking to get more advanced knowledge. Not sure if about the replacement situation. Is the pict a recent one?
Ed

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 9:55PM
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Desirai(7B)

I took that pic in summer of last year :)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 5:30PM
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merkity

is the plant in a pot or ground? and how cold did it get in your area? and how old is it?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:26PM
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Desirai(7B)

it's in the ground. The coldest it has gotten has been 19 degrees and that only happened once, my mom bought it in the spring last year

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 3:23PM
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merkity

that might be a bit too cold for the plant. these are tropical plants. i have mine outside in the winter, but it doesn't get much below freezing. hopefully it will start to come back as your weather warms up, but it takes them a long time to really recover from the winter temps .

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 11:17AM
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