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Old 06-15-2009, 10:30 PM
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Perrenial Hibiscus

I was always under the assumtion that perrenial hibiscus had to have the seeds drop to come back each year. Is this true? I was affraid to use Treflan or Preen in these areas because of this. Can someone give me some info and correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:42 PM
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They come back from the original plant, at least here they do. Got some from a yard tear out, large white almost transparent blooms. Our original ones we bought lasted about 3-4 years then they died out.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:29 AM
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I was always under the assumtion that perrenial hibiscus had to have the seeds drop to come back each year. Is this true? I was affraid to use Treflan or Preen in these areas because of this. Can someone give me some info and correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
Depends on the Hibiscus. The "Rose Of Sharon" is a seeder and can make for some nasty volunteer trees. They're hard to pull and sometimes you get hundreds the next year. I've talked to my supplier about them and he states that there are some out there that are crosses and the seed is sterile, but I'd check into it first before planting.

The more shrub, die to the ground every year hibiscus with the large dinner plate sized flowers don't spread from seed.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:52 AM
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Hardy hibiscus or Hibiscus moschetus and it's hybrids can be cut back to the ground like a perennial and will regrow from the root. If a plant must return from a seed dropped the previous year, it is not a perennial, it is an annual that reseeds to sustain growth. WG is also correct, Rose of Sharon is a Hibiscus, but likely not the type you are referring to.

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Old 06-16-2009, 07:48 PM
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Thanks guys...they are hardy so i guess I missunderstood the seed concept.
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