can someone tell me if my hybiscus is supposed to show something yet. i live in mass.

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 15, 2020

    Since you are in Mass, a cold area of the country, you probably have your hibiscus in a potted container, they are sensitive to cold, you have hardiness planting zones 5a-7b. It is more likely to see some activity closer to July. Is it doing anything right now? Flowers should bloom mid summer to early fall.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 15, 2020

    they like warm weather here is info on the plants


  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 15, 2020

    It seems too early for hibiscus to be showing anything in Massachusetts.

  • Maura White Maura White on May 15, 2020

    We've had a cold spring so I wouldn't worry yet

  • Cindy Cindy on May 15, 2020

    I love hibiscus. When they are in bloom they really explode with blossoms. Given that you live in MA, you probably will have 6 - 8 more weeks before they bloom. Good luck to you. Stay well.

  • I would expect to see something mid-July.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 16, 2020

    Hello! No. It sounds a bit early for your geographic region region. I am in zone seven central Virginia and it is too early here. We are still having frost threat during night time I am covering my small tomatoes at select nighttime as of this last week. Lilacs finished it and azalea and rhododendrons are nearing completion at this point.

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  • It's a bit early for your area, I believe.

  • Em Em on May 17, 2020

    There are two types of Hibiscus well suited to ... (Hibiscus moscheutos cultivars) add colorful extended flowering ... individual blooms can be 12” diameter–even more spectacular than those tropical Hibiscus! ... Hibiscus syriacus foliage usually waits until May to appear, so be patient.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 17, 2020

    Hi Kann: Depending on the weather and sun conditions, some plants will start off a little later than others, and some a little earlier. Here is is, late May, and my Mulberry tree still doesn't have leaves. It's a late starter. Give your hibiscus another week or two and see if it starts to grow. If not, dig it up and see if the roots are still good. If they are, dig a bunch of dirt out of it's hole and replace it with some new soil and see if that helps. Good luck

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 19, 2020

    No in about 3 weeks