mutts2March 17, 2007

I am a new resident (and gardener) to the Cumberland Plateau. Last spring I planted 2 hibiscus shrubs that did wonderful throughout the summer. The shrubs were planted within close proximity of the house/foundation for protection through the winter. Unfortunately, neither survived.

Was I wrong to assume these are winter hardy in this area of TN? Any advice?



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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

There are over 200 species of Hibiscus. Some, like H. syriacus and H. coccineus, are completely hardy here. Many, like H. rosa-sinensis and H. sabdariffa, are tropicals and not hardy here.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2007 at 11:40AM
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What type is "Confederate Rose" Hibiscus? I have seeds to start, but before I assume it will be hardy here feel I'd best find out so I know whether to grow them "out" or in a container to bring in for over-wintering.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 6:26PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Confederate Rose is a "common" name for H. mutabilis. It's usually listed as hardy to 7a, so it's hardy in many places in TN.

There are cultivars of H. rosa-sinensis (not hardy here) that have the name "Confederate" in the cultivar name. But I don't think there is a cultivar named "Confederate Rose".

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 9:04PM
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