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I'm obsessed with Hibiscus
Posted by Alex NYC on 7/3/2017, 10:54 pm, in reply to "Anyone growing Hardy/Tropical Hibiscus......?"
I can't remember the tropical hibiscus cultivars I am growing right now. One has a light blue inside and a peach outside (I think it's "Creole Lady") and another is a deep yellow and orange (I think that one is "Sunkist"). The squirrels have eaten every bud and it's not growing buds anymore so I don't know if I'll see any more blooms. They seem to be borderline hardy here. A few of my neighbors have large shrubs. They take a while to bounce back after the winter since we almost always have a few hard freezes in this part of FL.
For hardier stuff I'm growing Confederate Rose and H. grandiflorus. None of them are blooming yet and the growth is pretty leggy.
Summer storm is a great choice. Its my favorite! Great foliage and it blooms from late July until October or November. Definitely the longest blooms of any of my varieties. It looks almost identical to Kopper King but way longer bloom season.
I've always loved "Double Peach" out of the tropical hibiscus.
See UPDATED pics of my tropical plants in on my Blog!
WAS: New York City; zone 7b
NOW: Gainesville, FL; zone 8b/9a