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?
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.
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.
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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