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  About Hibiscus
Hibiscus plants are divided into two main categories, the tropical flowering hibiscus and the hardy flowering hibiscus family.
The tropical hibiscus is not winter hardy in areas outside of climates such as the state of Florida.
Hardy hibiscus need very little care over the winter; they are root hardy to about zone 5 with no protection.
www.abouthibiscus.com   (220 words)

  HIBISCUS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most hibiscus varieties have been developed for a particular growth habit, size, shape and color of flower, and the ability to adapt to specific environmental conditions.
Hibiscus flowers are basically characterized as single or double forms with variations in the number and arrangement of petals.
Hibiscus are used in the landscape as informal hedges or screens, background or foundation plants, usually in a mass planting of a single variety.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/plant/hibiscus.html   (761 words)

 Hibiscus in Florida
Hibiscus varieties are selected on the basis of plant growth habit and size, the form and color of the flowers, and adaptability to specific environmental conditions.
The use of hibiscus as an evergreen shrub in Florida is limited to the southern half of the peninsula.
Hibiscus are not tolerant of salt spray or saline irrigation water.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /scripts/MG020   (2336 words)

 Hibiscus Care
Hibiscus like the conditions that appeal to people thus these tropical plants are well suited to be grown indoors.
Hibiscus are tropical plants that need light and, perhaps more importantly, warmth to thrive.
Hibiscus in bud should not be turned because then the buds almost invariably fall off.
hibiscus-sinensis.com /hibiscus/care.html   (1013 words)

 Hibiscus Plants & Tropical Hibiscus Flowers, Bushes and Trees - Strictly Hibiscus
Hibiscus Plants and Tropical Hibiscus Flowers, Bushes and Trees - Strictly Hibiscus
7" yellow and red hibiscus single - with dark green tropical foliage.
A wonderful tropical blue hibiscus with Blue and Red Single blooms.
www.strictlyhibiscus.com   (155 words)

 Cajun Color Hibiscus Magazine : Everything you need to know about Hibiscus Care !
Even so, hibiscus do not like to be continually wet, as this promotes fungal disease and packs the soil, robbing it of vital oxygen.
Hibiscus in active growth are heavy feeders, especially when planted in pots.
For large hibiscus in the ground, it is easier to keep them consistently fertilized by placing "tree stakes" around the shrub/tree during the early spring.
www.dupontnursery.com /cajuncolormagazine.aspx   (1406 words)

 Year 'round Hibiscus
If your hibiscus has glossy deep green leaves, 3-6" flowers of red, pink, orange, yellow, double or single flowers, it is probably a TROPICAL hibiscus.
If your hibiscus has dull medium green heart shaped leaves, dinner plate sized white, pink or red flowers with HUGE, bomb shaped buds (2-4" in length!), it is a perennial, hardy hibiscus.
If you don't do this, your hibiscus leaves will fry and sunburn, just as you would if you were out in the hot sun for 8 hours without sunscreen after being indoors all winter.
www.trop-hibiscus.com /gindr.html   (1582 words)

 Tropical Hibiscus
The varieties shown on these pages were chosen only to illustrate the tremendous range of colors and bloom types in the tropical hibiscus.
Some may be available at growers who specialize in tropical hibiscus, while others may be new varieties with very limited availability.
Disclaimer: While the advice and information at this Web site is believed to be true and accurate, the authors cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made.
www.trop-hibiscus.com   (148 words)

Hibiscus mutabilis is also called Confederate Rose or Cotton Rose.
The Tropical Hibiscus : Queen of the Tropics (by Tom Miller)
Hibiscus Species, Varieties and Cultivars (by Samuel H. Andrews IV)
www.vassl.com /tropicalgarden/hibiscus.htm   (140 words)

 Hibiscus in Sage Metal Pot - Buy Tropical and Exotic Plants
Our hibiscus potted plant is shipped directly from our growers to you.
This plant is shipped with buds, not flowers, and stands fourteen to eighteen inches tall (including the pot) and eight to twelve inches wide.
Due to agricultural restrictions, delivery of this hibiscus is not available to residents of Hawaii.
www.ncbuy.com /flowers/9034_hibiscus.html   (389 words)

 Hibiscus | Farm & Garden
Besides the beautiful blooms, some species of hibiscus are used for things such as paper making, as a vegetable, to make teas and jams, and the fibers from one variety is used in Polynesia to make grass skirts.
Tropical or Chinese Hibiscus, H. rosa sinesis (Rose of China), is evergreen in the lower south.
Although hibiscus can be grown from seeds, getting a pod to form on a plant can be difficult, so the more common method of propagation is by cuttings or division in the spring.
www.farm-garden.com /perennials/hibiscus   (1408 words)

 Hibiscus - Shrubs
Hibiscus plants are in the same family as okra and cotton--two heat lovers.
As such, hibiscus plants typically don't get started growing until the air and soil temperatures have heated up, so be patient in the spring and wait for your perennial forms to sprout.
The tropical hibiscus or Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), has the most prized and showy flowers, but it isn’t winter hardy, so must be moved indoors for winter protection, or new plants purchased each year.
www.arhomeandgarden.org /landscaping/Shrubs/hibiscus.htm   (1041 words)

Teas made from hibiscus flowers and, occasionally, leaves are a very common beverage in tropical regions where they grow.
Due to their soothing (demulcent) and astringent properties, the flowers and leaves have been traditionally used to treat conditions such as cancer and gallbladder attacks, to lower blood pressure, to relieve dry coughs, and topically to treat skin afflictions.
Complex extracts of hibiscus have shown other properties in the test tube and in animal studies, such as reducing skin cancer promoted by ultraviolet light, inhibiting herpes simplex virus, and lowering cholesterol levels.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Herb&childId=Hibiscus   (845 words)

 Questions On Hibiscus
Q: We have two hardy hibiscus plant that were planted this spring in north central Kansas, have grown and are blooming, but the leaves are curling both upward and downward right from the beginning of the growth.
Both plants are easily propagated: the hibiscus via woody cuttings taken in February when it normally gets pruned prior to a new surge of growth and the corn plant via cuttings laid horizontally in sphagnum peat moss.
The hibiscus could be short on nutrients, or it is attempting to go into a rest period--known as dormancy.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extnews/hortiscope/flowers/hibiscus.htm   (7120 words)

Native to Kauai, this hibiscus is commonly found in Waimea Canyon, and in the moist forests of the western and northern coasts of that island at 800’ to 3900’ elevation.
Although flower color is the most obvious distinction in these hibiscus species, notice the equally distinct differences in leaf shape.
This hibiscus is native to the wet forests of O`ahu, Kauai and the Big Island.
www.hilozoo.com /plants/PS_hibiscus.htm   (494 words)

Hibiscus is perhaps the best known tropical shrub and flower in the world.
In zone 9-10, Hibiscus is a robust shrub of variable height to 15 feet, although most are seen much smaller due to pruning.
Hibiscus grandiflora is a bog plant in both fresh and brackish water.
mgonline.com /hibiscus.html   (621 words)

 Hardy Hibiscus
The glossy-leaved tropical flowering hibiscus we love to grow on our patios in the summer is another close relative, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
As wonderful as they are, hardy hibiscus have one very frustrating quirk: they tend to be the very last plant to reappear in spring.
Most hardy hibiscus are vegetatively propagated from cuttings and sold as potted plants in two or three gallon containers.
www.bachmans.com /tipsheets/Perennials/HardyHibiscus.cfm   (1302 words)

The red-flowered hibiscus shrub is a widely cultivated ornamental, and because of its pleasant, tangy taste it is a common constituent of herbal beverage teas.
Some evidence suggests that hibiscus might slightly alter the metabolism of the drug acetaminophen, though the effect is probably not large enough to be very important.
Effects of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.), a Thai medicinal plant, on the mutagenicity of various known mutagens in Salmonella typhimurium and on formation of aberrant crypt foci induced by the colon carcinogens azoxymethane and 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine in F344 rats.
www.mbmc.org /healthgate/GetHGContent.aspx?token=9c315661-83b7-472d-a7ab-bc8582171f86&chunkiid=108309   (842 words)

 How to Plant a Hibiscus - eHow.com
Hibiscus are one of the most dramatic shrubs you can grow in a temperate garden climate.
Hibiscus have delicate roots and the plant will suffer if they are damaged.
Hibiscus are very showy when planted in an entry way or as a landscape accent.
www.ehow.com /how_172152_plant-hibiscus.html   (438 words)

 Tropical Hibiscus
While these varieties are hardier than the tropical hibiscus, they are sold as herbaceous perennials in our climate where they typically die back to the ground each winter.
Hibiscus are sensitive to some leafshine products and the leaves may develop fl areas.
Hibiscus are prone to aphids and whiteflies as well as the occasional spider mite infestation when it is hot and dry.
www.bachmans.com /tipsheets/indoor_plants/TropicalHibiscus.cfm   (918 words)

 Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus are drought tender and frost tender and prefer a position in a sunny location in a rich, moist soil protected from strong winds.
If your area is subject to freezing temperatures, your Chinese hibiscus must either be treated as an annual or brought indoors for the late fall through early spring months.
Hibiscus give a very tropical feel to an outdoor living area or pool-side garden.
www.mobot.org /gardeninghelp/plantfinder/Plant.asp?code=B557   (370 words)

 Hibiscus,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chinese hibiscus is a spectacular shrub that comes in a wide range of heights, blossom sizes and blossom colors, and serves most garden uses.
Since they flower on new growth, veteran hibiscus growers discovered many years ago that we need to be adding nitrogen to their soil.
Normally you would think of high-nitrogen fertilizers as promoting leaf and stem growth, and they do, but, with hibiscus, you have to have that new leaf and stem growth if you expect to have the new flower buds that come with it.
www.sd1new.net /GardenPages/hibiscus.htm   (442 words)

Hibiscus forms grown in that country, some of which eventually found their way to Europe.
Many people use Chinese hibiscus as a patio plant in the summer as it will grow in full sun, but keeping a hibiscus outdoors for part of the year creates some special problems with its care.
Leaves on an indoor hibiscus will be larger, darker green and thinner than leaves on a hibiscus that spends its summers outdoors.
www.valentine.gr /hibiscus_en.htm   (322 words)

 Hibiscus Investments, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hibiscus keeps its well-honed eye on potentially profitable targets including but not limited to mid-rise office buildings, research and development facilities, high-tech industrial projects, as well as institutional grade, residential communities.
By utilizing strategic financial, business, and brokerage alliances, Hibiscus Investments can readily capitalize on additional real estate investments as they are unveiled.
With a fine tuned vision of the future and investments using cutting edge technology, Hibiscus Investments, Inc. has secured its continued success as an investment leader in the years to come.
www.hibiscus-cornes.com /realestate.html   (191 words)

 Hibiscus Tea to Lower Your Blood Pressure | Bastyr Center for Natural Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a small tree with bright red flowers that are rich in flavonoids, minerals, and other nutrients.
The tea was made from a hibiscus extract standardized to contain a specified amount of flavonoids known as anthocyanins.
Hibiscus flowers might have several components and properties that contribute to its blood pressure—lowering effect.
bastyrcenter.org /content/view/489   (730 words)

 Texas Giant Hibiscus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hibiscus moscheutos 'Southern Belle', which usually has 8 inch diameter blooms, was cross-bred with Hibiscus grandiflorus, which usually has 10 inch blooms, to create Moy Grande which has 12 inch blooms.
Perennial hibiscus flowers removed from the stem are popular for table decorations.
Hibiscus can be used as container plants as well.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /cemap/hibiscusmoy/hibiscusp.html   (378 words)

 Analyses for Flavonoid Aglycones in Fresh and Preserved Hibiscus Flowers
The 17 indigenous native Hibiscus species of North America range from USDA Zones 4–10 and, in the wild, are confined to wetland areas.
Preliminary analyses were performed on a handful of hibiscus flower samples for vitamin A and E presursors, specifically, the carotenes and tocopherols.
When the hibiscus plants bloom this year and more samples can be harvested, the eight hibiscus analyzed and additional varieties will be analyzed for their vitamin precursor content using the soon-to-be new more accurate analysis procedure.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/ncnu02/v5-556.html   (2803 words)

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