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perennial hibiscus

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:41 pm
by lizardlizard
I cut back our perennial hibiscus in fall instead of spring :oops: , and I'm wondering if there is any chance of it coming back. I am in zone 6. Thanks!

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:43 am
by imagardener2
What kind of 'perennial hibiscus' do you have?

[url=https://www.sd1new.net/GardenPages/hibiscus.htm]Tropical Hibiscus[/url] usually have glossy, dark green leaves and single or double flowers that generally last only a day.

[url=https://www.sd1new.net/GardenPages/hardy_hibiscus.htm]Hardy Hibiscus[/url] have dull, heart shaped, medium-green leaves; their flowers are flat and generally quite a bit larger than the average tropical varieties.

perennial hibiscus

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:39 pm
by lizardlizard
It is a hardy hibiscus.

imagardener2 wrote:What kind of 'perennial hibiscus' do you have?

[url=https://www.sd1new.net/GardenPages/hibiscus.htm]Tropical Hibiscus[/url] usually have glossy, dark green leaves and single or double flowers that generally last only a day.

[url=https://www.sd1new.net/GardenPages/hardy_hibiscus.htm]Hardy Hibiscus[/url] have dull, heart shaped, medium-green leaves; their flowers are flat and generally quite a bit larger than the average tropical varieties.

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:18 pm
by imagardener2
If my understanding of your climate and hardy hibiscus are correct your plant was going to go dormant eventually. Correct? Chances are you only have to wait until warm weather arrives and it will come back out.

Those of mine that went dormant this winter (those in pots) haven't come back out yet and we've already had 100° weather this year. [img]https://geocities.com/d_m_g_s/emoticons/wiltrose.gif[/img]

Keep the faith! I'll bet you have nothing to worry about.

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:58 pm
by Quietly Awesome
It should be just fine! :D Hardy hibiscus are VERY slow to break dormancy. Give it time... it'll come back for you :wink: