Hibiscus Hybridization

cowsrgreenAugust 14, 2010

I really need help from an expert or anyone who has experience in successfully crossing hibiscuses. Is it at all possible to cross the outside of the period between Oct 15 to Apr 15? I've read this recently and am concerned that it may be the reason why I'm not having success in my attempts. I'm focusing within the hibiscus rosa sinensis.

Help Please?

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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

As far as I know (and I have some success with crossing Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), the important thing is when the temps aren't too hot (below 90F) and crossing them in the mornings (when pollen is fresh).
If you want more specific advice, I can try to research this more.
Barb

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 10:54AM
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cowsrgreen

Thank you so much for replying. I suppose my climate(Caribbean or Tropics) influenced the crosses more than I thought before.If it wouldn't be too much on your part, I wouldn't mind hearing your piece after research, as I've pretty much exhausted my Internet resources, having only received surface information(i.e. the method of crossing hibiscus plants).

    Bookmark   August 30, 2010 at 11:55PM
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cowsrgreen

Finally, I've achieved a cross. I crossed them around 9:00 am Thursday morning, and Saturday I realized the flower fell off and the base of the flower was swelling. I sincerely hope it keeps until it ripens. I guess the temperature really had a lot do with it, since it's cooler now. How soon should I cut the calyx so as to prevent it from harboring insects and fungus.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2010 at 9:27PM
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