Hibiscus blooms wilt

I have a small (my first) 2 ft. high pink Hibiscus on my deck this Summer. It was going great until about 3 weeks ago, when I noticed that the blooms are wilted around the outside edge about 1/8 inch. I water it regularly, the pot has drainage, although, in NJ this Summer, it has been really hot. I was hoping it would improve when the weather turned cooler, but I still get this edge wilt going on. Any ideas what could be wrong? Rick
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Hi Rick, the flowers don't last forever. They will all evenually wilt some and then die. in a week or so look for a pod growing out of the center of the wilted flower. It's fat and holds seeds for next years plants. Maybe they might last a tad longer if they are planted in dirt not a pot? I have only grown them in soil, never in a pot. Try starting the seeds next spring? We had a super cold winter several years ago in NJ and mine died totally and never came back. I switched to butterfly bushes.
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The blooms only last a day, but recently they seem to start off with this 1/8" wilt along the outside edge. I repotted it yesterday, perhaps it was pot bound. I intend to take it inside over winter.
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Are the leaves dark green and kind of shiny? If so it's might be tropical and needs to come inside for the winter.

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Rick wrote:

how cold does it get at night?
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The wilting began mid-august, no cold nights. Rick
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If they are tropical ones, flower lasts only one day, sometimes 2-3 days if it is colder around 10 celsius degrees, in my humble experience, during spring and summer we get them out and later during winter in a house. Try yellow hibiscus with a double flower, maybe day or a half day longer it will last, but it needs partial shade, morning sun or so, while those with simple flower can stand a full sunlight, but also less flowers than when they are little protected from a sun. When you manage to obtain a good conditions for it it can give you flowers every day whole summer - personal experience. We have them a lot and we are facinated with them, cause they put so much effort in that one beautifull flower whivh lasts for a day.
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The flowers do last only one day then wrap up and fall off overnite.
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The blooms on tropical hibiscus varieties may rot before opening in ultra high humidity and temperatures.
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This summer we had a lot of rain and temps about 22-35 celsius degrees and this doesn't happened, maybe here are no disease which atacks flower of hibiscus
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This plant loves 90-98 degree weather and blooms daily in my backyard. It grows extremely well in full south Texas sun. I really doubt that it will appreciate cooler weather i NJ. My Hibiscus plants grow 6 feet high and spread just as wide. The one I like best is a varigated leaf plant that is grown I think only here.

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