Cotton plant

flowerpower326(z6 nj)September 15, 2005

I recently purchased a plant marked teatime hibiscus. Turns out it's a cotton plant. How can I overwinter this plant?

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Either save some seeds or bring the plant into your garage (as long as it doesn't get below 32 in there).

    Bookmark   September 15, 2005 at 1:17PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Do you mean that your Hibiscus sabdariffa is actually a plain ol' cotton plant? I'm curious as to 'wot happened?'

    Bookmark   September 21, 2005 at 1:45PM
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bruggirl100(z9 FL)

How do you know it's a cotton plant? Did it get cotton bolls? There are other hibiscus that look like cotton, but aren't.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2005 at 12:02PM
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the_virginian(Zone 7 NoVA)

I had no idea cotton was a hibiscus.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2005 at 2:52PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Virginian, cotton is not a hibiscus, but is a member of the same family, Malvaceae. Cotton belongs to another plant genus (Gossypium). There are quite a few similarities within the family, and I can see how it would be easy to get mixed up....though the chances of coming across plain ol' cotton at a garden center seems a little remote.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2005 at 2:36PM
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WannaBGardener(8b & 4a)

I doubt it's plain old cotton. Isn't it against the law to grow cotton as a garden plant?? Something about the controll of the Weavel infestation or some sort of problem. I remember reading something about it at the local farm seed store, in Alabama.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2005 at 9:40AM
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flowerpower326(z6 nj)

I hope it's not illegal:) I think it's pretty starnge that I wound up woth a cotton plant instead f a Hibiscus.LOL

    Bookmark   September 30, 2005 at 9:52AM
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