We have been taking care of the landlords property while they are on vacation, and part of that job, has been to water the flowers and garden. They have an awesome flower garden with roses, cannas, iris, and lots of other beautiful flowers, some of which are now blooming.
The orange hibiscus is so bright, it almost glows, and I just had to take my iPhone along so I could take a picture of it to show everyone here.
Maybe next year, I can have one of these gorgeous plants, I just love the look of it.
Does anyone know how they propagate ? Should I ask the landlady for some seeds, or a start of the plant, or what ? View attachment 693
See my reply to happyflowerlady. There are many types of hibiscus from small to large and tender to hardy. The biggest, most spectacular "dinner plate" ones are extremely hardy, but die back to the ground in cold winters. You have to have a lot of patience and not dig them up thinking they died. It's the most common mistake. Just wait it out and a few weeks after you finally give up it will start sprouting and grow back fast. It's almost unbelievable how they can go from nothing to up to 6ftx6ft and covered in blooms in little over a month. They are also virtually zero maintenance, just cutting off the dead stems in late fall. I don't know if they are evergreen in warmer winter climates, but it they are you would probably need to prune them - they get very big.I wish we could grow hibiscus here, but I'm sure they wouldn't do well. I guess I'll have to make a trip to Hawaii someday!
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