Dead Heading and getting rebloom on Hardy Hibiscus

indylars(Indianapolis 5)August 9, 2007

I was wandering if I cut back all the seedheads if I will get a decent reblooming? Should I also fertilize too? Would Rosetone be ok?

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paulallen(6b)

Deadheading works for me. My Disco Belle/Southern Belle hibiscus bloom for about four to six weeks, depending upon the warmth of the season. The ROS bloom far longer. Good luck.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 5:06AM
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hitexplanter(8 a)

Deadheading help and they are heavy feeders so rosetone or several other types of fert will also help.
Happy Growing David

    Bookmark   August 10, 2007 at 9:08AM
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dodger41

I have 3 hardy hibiscus that are 5-6 years old. This july they
all bloomed for about 2-3 weeks. Since the I get lots of buds but the dry up and turn in to brown seed pods. None of them have and blossums for over a month. What happen??? I live in central Illinois. Last year they did the same thing. Early flower, then just seed pods.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 12:25PM
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paulallen(6b)

How often do you water after they bloom? Are your summers very, very hot? Hibiscus need a ton of water during the hot summer days. Do you mulch? That helps. Good luck.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 9:06AM
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maude8

Since I'm new to hardy hibiscus,could someone advise:
1. "HOW TO DEADHEAD" my HH? After the flower falls do I cut off the tiny stem HALF-WAY that joins to the Larger stalks or do I cut off the ENTIRE tiny stem that held the flower and is attached to the larger stalk?
2. WHEN Do I fertilize? Before, during, after Bloom? Please advise so i know How to care for these beauties.
Thanks! Maudie

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 11:46PM
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