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Posted by mutts2 6a - TN (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 17, 07 at 10:57

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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RE: Hibiscus

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.

RE: Hibiscus

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.

RE: Hibiscus

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".

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