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hibiscus minimum temps

Posted by Ryanmor (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 16, 05 at 16:22

hello
i have a hibiscus and i am wondering what is the minimum temps it can take without harm? It is tree like and and gets yellow blossoms on it.

Thanks
Ryan


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RE: hibiscus minimum temps

  • Posted by Rjj1 Ok USDA Zone 7 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 18, 05 at 7:28

Ryan

What type of hibiscus are you referring to? Some are cold hardy to zone 5 or lower and others are tropical.

Tropicals do best kept above at least 45-50 degrees. I winter tropicals at 38 degree minimum low in the greenhouse and they survive.

randy


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RE: hibiscus minimum temps

i do not know the type, is there any other way to know if it is the tropical kind?


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RE: hibiscus minimum temps

Since you say it as labeled as a tree hibiscus, I'm betting it's a tropical.
All tropical hibiscus are the species "Hibiscus rosa-sinensis." The plants themselves look similar; it's the flowers that vary.
If you still have questions, post a pic of the whole plant.
Barb


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