Asked on Oct 10, 2017

I need to move my hibiscus bush. when is the best time to do this?

WendyNancy TurnerCheryl A


My hibiscus is not doing well in it's current spot. It's kind of damp, partial sun ar best & crowded in with my flourishing Cala Lillies.
Im in Middle TN. so when should I move it? should I remove it from its spot now & transplant it, or maybe remove it & wait for spring to replant it?
Thanks so much in adVance!

4 answers
  • Cheryl A
    on Oct 10, 2017

    hibiscus usually need a good bit of sun to bloom and grow well - cut down in the fall and if you live in an area of cold winters, it will need to be covered during the cold and snow - is a great source for gardening as well
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Unless the hibiscus is the hardy perennial it doesn't tolerate cold, especially if you put it in a pot until you replant. Find out if they need to be taken in during cold weather where you live. In a pot the roots freeze easily. Of course your winters are a lot warmer than mine, but still be cautious if you put it in a pot. My hibiscus are growing fine without a lot of sun, they get a couple of hours of late afternoon and evening sun. There are always many blooms on each one, with many buds developing, and grew a lot in height and width, even in pots. All day sun is not necessary, I did notice that when I moved two if my pots to where the other two were and didn't get the hot direct afternoon sun, they seemed to do better and develop more buds almost immediately.
  • Wendy
    on Oct 11, 2017

    The best time to move a hibiscus is after the flowers fade

    Read more at Gardening Know How: Moving Hibiscus Plants: Tips For Transplanting Hibiscus
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