Louise P
Louise P
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Asked on Jun 25, 2013

Want to know when my hibiscus will bud and bloom.I live in central NY.

Angie WPegDouglas Hunt
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I have five plants that were planted in the fall of 2011 and did not bloom until last summer.(2012) I have forgotten when they bloomed last year.
This photo was taken last summer. (2012)
This photo was taken last summer. (2012)
18 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Louise, I would not expect to see blooms until mid to late summer.

  • Petra Loureiro
    on Jun 25, 2013

    I do not know if this will help you but I put one table spoon Epson Salt around the plant a little way away from the stem, this will prevent yellowing of the leaves. Then I also put a generous helping of Farm Manure around the plant up to the drip line and water well. Take care not to put it too close to the stems to prevent burn from uncured manure.

  • Cynthia
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Hibiscus is usual a plant that requires you to bring it inside in NY. If it's like mine it will start to bloom in July.

  • Elaine Simmons
    on Jun 25, 2013

    Louise probably has a hardy hibiscus that can stand the cold winters. If it survived one year, it will continue to survive, most likely. I have three and they have been in the ground for seven years and I live in Iowa at present. They bloom late in the summer as Douglas said but when the do they are gorgeous!

  • Pat Mountfort
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I have had mine for 6 years in NH. I do not bring them in, I simply cut them to the ground level in late fall and mulch with about 12in of leaves held in place with a small inexpensive wire fence. I uncover them as soon as the last frost has passed, tricky in NH. They come back with more shoots than the year before every year. Mine right now are about 12in high and will be to full height by the end of July/beginning of August with beautiful blooms.

  • Devon Cretella
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I don't have any answers for you but you actually answered one for me...I planted two plants next to a trellis last year and forgot to record them in my garden journal. Over the winter I totally forgot what they were and they aren't quite large enough yet to easily identify, but your photo did it-they are hibiscus! It's @#$% getting old! Thanks for posting the photo!

  • Linda
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I wintered my hibiscus shrubs at church, and just put them back outside in early June. They're not too happy with me right now, but one sported a bloom right after I brought them home. They do require some feeding to encourage blooms, try MiracleGro.

  • Peg
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I took these Aug 7th of last year, 2012, mine were in bloom then and I live in Cold Spring, NY, south of you Louise. These are the "hardy" hibiscus, some folks don't know that you can grow them outdoors in the cold climates.

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  • MaryAnn B
    on Jun 26, 2013

    I live in Vancouver WA, zone 8. My hibiscus blooms in late summer Last summer is was so late in starting to emerge in the spring that I had my first bloom in mid September and the we had a frost.^&%$# Looking better this year.

  • Louise P
    on Jun 27, 2013

    Thank you kindly for your responses.....greatly appreciated. Hibiscus plants are truly beautiful. Peg, your blooms are so large! Lovely!

  • Kathy Morling
    on Jun 27, 2013

    elaine is correct, you have a hardy hibiscus, which actually isnt a true hibiscus. it is a mallow. my hibicus is 6 foot tall already but will not bloom for another month. i have one with pink blooms and one with white and they will be as big as dinner plates

  • Louise P
    on Jun 28, 2013

    @Kathy, well I learned a few things! Dinner plates? wow...

  • Angie W
    on Jun 28, 2013

    Peg,...the red one is amazing...Ever share seeds?.....Beautiful !!

  • Peg
    on Jun 29, 2013

    Yes, and I did grow some over the winter, but I went on vacation and they did not get watered, somehow overlook by my helper. :( So, at least I know the seeds were good and will germinate. I have some other hardy hibiscus growing that I mail ordered, "hibiscus moscheutos". The leaves are not the same as my two pictured here. The pink one is "Kopper King", the red is "Robert Fleming", they both have bronze/coppery colored maple shaped leaves. The ones I mail ordered have heart shaped green leaves. They are ready to be put in larger pots and let them take off growing.

  • Louise P
    on Jul 29, 2013

    HI my friends whom have helped in past...yesterday 7/27/13 I had my first bud open! Today there are more. (I have 5 plants). I get too impatient! The beauty of the flowers is worth the wait.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 29, 2013

    Great news, Louise.

  • Peg
    on Jul 29, 2013

    My pink one pictured above bloomed on the 27th too Louise!

  • Angie W
    on Jul 29, 2013

    @PEG...It is telling me, you have to follow me before I can send you a message.......If you are serious about sharing seeds, I will send my address or SASE....Thanks !

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