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Old August 30th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Tradewinds Hibiscus

I previously thought my plant was a luna hibiscus. Maybe it is.

I just noticed that the label on the pot says Tradewinds Hibiscus. What can you tell me about it. Is it the same as the luna or different. I need to know if I should plant it or save it as a house plant. Can I then plant it in the spring (If it survives). Any care instructions would also be appreciated!
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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:22 PM
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

a picture would be really helpfull that way we find out if it is a tropical hibiscus or a hardy hibiscus
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:29 PM
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

The Tradewind series are new introductions of H. rosa-sinensis that are described as dense, compact and very floriferous.

There is a description in the middle on this page:
http://www.dirtgardener.com/NewIntro...rn1998.html#12

and you can link to a page with images of all the cultivars in the series.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

So in that case roblou10, it is not the hardy hibiscus and needs to overwinter indoors.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 07:49 PM
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

THank you for your prompt reply. Any advise on how to keep it surviving indoors? Will it continue to flower or will it be dormant?
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

It is best to keep tropical hibiscus like any tropical house plant over the winter. It may bloom a little if the conditions are really good (lots of light.)

This is good advice:

http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/gindr.html
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Re: Tradewinds Hibiscus

It looks just like the picture you pointed out. I will move it indoors when the weather begins to cool. Thank you!
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