Posts Tagged ‘hibiscus’

Swamp Hibiscus

Q: Have you ever heard of a plant called a “dinner plate hibiscus’? A: Dinner plate hibiscus refers to swamp hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos. Some gardeners call it swamp mallow or rose mallow. It gets its name from the flower size:...

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Plant Names – Deciphering

I’ve been thinking recently about the mystification that plant “common names” can present to gardeners. Common names are just the familiar names we attach to plants: maypop, skunk cabbage, obedient plant and a host of others. They aid our pronunciation...

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Hibiscus – Identification

Each year I receive several questions  regarding hibiscus. Tropical hibiscus owners want to know how to bring their plants indoors for the winter and have many concerns about keeping them healthy. Confederate rose growers want to know how to root...

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Tropical Hibiscus – Bringing Indoors

Though several members of the hibiscus family are perfectly content outdoors in an Atlanta winter, the tropical hibiscus is not. If yours has grown vigorously outdoors, you’ll have to prune it back somewhat to a smaller, more manageable size….then bring...

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