Grown perfectly for years....now it won't! Zone 5
I've had a hibiscus for well over 5 years. In a book it was called the Hibiscus Cannibus, due to the shape of the leaves. It grows large hot pink flowers that are about 4 to 5 inches across. I planted it as one stem, and its grown to many...last year it had about 15 and grew to about 7 feet tall. I have never had a problem, and because its grown very close to our house (practically over the basement that extends past our house), and the ground around it has been covered in that black cloth like stuff that keeps weeds from popping through, and has stone and wood chips around it, I have never had to dig it up. Well, by this time usually new sprouts would have come up. I don't understand why they haven't. We trim or cut it down, whatever its called, and have never had problems before. This year we haven't had many warm days until recently, but the past week and a half has been warm and nothing has sprouted. Even when it has been chilly, it usually sprouts. WHAT'S wrong? This was the first plant I ever grew on my own, and I absolutly love it. It grows very tall, many flowers, gets very full and bushy, and now I've got nothing. Can anyone tell me why its like this?? Is there anything I can do to help it? I'm hoping its just slow to sprout, but scared its not going to. Please help someone! I love this plant!