Hardy Hibiscus Help!
Last fall I got some hardy hibiscus seed in a trade, Luna Swirl and ping with red eye. This spring I started some of the seed, and now they are growing away at about 18 inches in one gallon pots.
I would like to plant them in the spring- I'm planning in a new garden area in the yard.... But I have a few questions I hope people can help me with.
Since they were so small and the area not ready for them yet, I'm keeping them in pots. Should I bring them inside over the winter, or can I keep them in my glassed in three seasons porch?
Since I'm planning on keeping them in pots overwinter, is there anything special I will need to do next spring when I plant them in?
I read they like a lot of water, but not too much. The area I want to plant them in will form a corner where my easement drive meets the road. The roadside ditch is fairly dry, I can mow it all year. The easement side is fairly wet, we get cattails growing in it. Can I plant in a corner like I want, or will the water conditions be wrong? I will be watering them by hand if I need to to get them started, but I need to be able to just let them grown on their own once established.
Are there any companion plants that grow well with them? I would like to fill in the underside of the border with other plants, and if there's stuff that grow particularly well with them I'd like to consider them. Also if there are any plants that are bad for them I would like to know that too.
Thanks in advance for any advice folks can give me :)