When to cut back Confederate Rose in Zone 7b?
This is my first year growing Confederate Roses (Hibiscus mutabilis). They are blooming beautifully.
I am in Upstate SC Zone 7b.
We are expecting frost Thursday morning and a potential freeze this weekend. After that, it will warm back up for a while.
Do I go ahead and cut it back now? OR
Should I go ahead and take cuttings but leave the majority of the branches, mulch heavily with pine straw, and prune dead limbs when new growth appears in early spring?
I do not want to lose them to cold weather.
Thanks in advance!