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Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

Posted by started_with_bean Zone 5--MA (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 28, 11 at 13:44

I started some Hardy Hibiscus seeds last month and have gotten a couple of healthy seedlings that are now 4" tall. They are currently in 4" pots. Should I be transplanting them into bigger pots now, or can they stay in the 4" pots until the end of May, when they go into the ground?


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RE: Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

I grow lots of them and they can stay in the 4" for a very long time but will not grow very big until they are in the soil.
Here's one of mine. 2years old

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RE: Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

Thanks!! And that bloom is AWESOME! I'm hoping mine will end up as good, as I'm actually growing them for a friend. Fingers crossed for first year blooms!


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RE: Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

Mine always bloom the 1st year, but kinda piddly. Year 2 they come alive!!! Show stoppers :) lol
fingers crossed for ya
:) Laura


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RE: Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

auntyara - Beautiful picture! I started mine from seed in early March and I have a couple about 3" or so tall with maybe 3 true leaves. They grow really slowly - I assume that is par for the course?

What kind of temperatures/conditions can they take? I live near Seattle - we have cool and rainy (but not frosty) weather through June. Will they be happy with daytime temperatures in the 50s and nighttime temps in the 30s/40s?


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RE: Hardy hibiscus: How big a pot to transplant to?

thanks for the compliments :)
I live in NY zone 5 they love it here. They die back all the way and don't even start to come up til mid to late may. Grow super fast after that. They start flowering in July? til frost. hope that helped :)


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