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Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

Posted by MtDreamer z6 TN (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 21, 05 at 21:52

TN clay and TN winters are new to us. Last year I bought a sad looking Hibiscus at Lowes toward the end of the season. This year it is HUGE!! It either needs a much larger pot or planted in the ground. I prefer the latter if the winters won't kill it off. We are anxious for it to bloomso are the humming birds.

Thanks--
Sharon


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

If you bought a *hardy* hibiscus, then it will get through the winter just fine. There are hardy hibiscus and tropical hibiscus, so make sure which one you've got!


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

Many thanks.........I found the tag. It is a "luna red" and appears to be hardy in zones 5-9......SO in the ground it goes!!!


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

Don't be alarmed when it dies back this fall. They do that naturally. And they are *very* slow to wake up in the spring, so don't fret when everything else is up and at em but the hibiscus still looks dead!


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

Yep my hibiscus are one of the last plants to get leaves in the late spring.

Cheryl


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

When you yall's sprout back up?


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

And what about the variegated Hibiscus someone gave me at the ETN swap? From what I've read it's only hardy starting at Zone 9... I guess this means the giver must dig hers up each fall and take it in? I am planning a tropicals garden, so I was planning on having to do this anyway with others, but I don't want to leave anything sitting out that should have been taken in.


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RE: Can Hibiscus be planted in the ground and survive the winter?

The variegated ones I know about are all tropical, so it'll have to go inside for the winter.


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