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Perrenial Hibiscus

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by hef37087, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. hef37087

    hef37087 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    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.
  2. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 365

    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.
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    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.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    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.

  5. hef37087

    hef37087 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Thanks guys...they are hardy so i guess I missunderstood the seed concept.

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