Braided Hibiscus zone 6

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  1. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    So my wife brought home two braided hibiscus' about two feet tall and demanded that I plant them by the house haha! Well I did and afterwards thought to myself, aren't these warm weathered plants?

    Well am I gonna have to break the news to the wife that there not going to make it? Or what can I do to help it get through the cold seasons ? image.jpg
     
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  2. RussellB

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    I'm in zone 8b and my hibiscus(s) die in the winter and resprout in the spring. Not so sure you will get that lucky and they certainly will not come back braided (lol). You're going to have to break the news to her or jsut let nature take it's course.
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    not going to live, enjoy them as an annual.
     
  4. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can always pot them and move them inside. I have to do this with voodoo lillys. Of course these bloom in February and my house smells like rotten meat for 4 days!
     
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  5. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    So no is the answer.. cool, thanks. Looks like I'll have to buy some pretty pots to put them in to make up for digging them up haha
     
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  7. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is I have 3 that are mature and bloom every year. I'm not sure if I'm happy they seem to bloom in a rotation or if they bloom all at once. Not sure which would smell the worst. I like the single leaf tree like shape it has when it is summer.
     
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  9. RussellB

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    LOL. I thought you were kidding. Didn't Mr Wilson (Dennis the Mennis neighbor) have one of those on display at his back yard garden show? Stunk up the entire neighborhood. :laugh::laugh: Are you Mr Wilson? :laugh::laugh:
     
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