How to Grow Hardy Hibiscus from Seed

How to Grow Hardy Hibiscus from Seed – Hibiscus moscheutos is a Hardy Perennial large tropical looking flowers from Native Rose of Sharon and includes many bright colored cultivars.

Hardy Hibiscus are easy to grow garden treasures!. Full sun is essential as is decent soil (they’re adaptable), and some pruning once in awhile.

They emerge late in spring, leaving the dead stems in place until you see new shoots appear at the base provides winter protection in cold areas.

Be patient, and in a few weeks you’ll have large sage green attractive foliage and soon thereafter a summer full of spectacular bloom.

Hibiscus Hardy Perennial large tropical flowers Rose of Sharon are easy to grow from seed, mature plants will often self-seeds if growing conditions are met. Great for rain garden or to create an informal seasonal hedge

Wow your friends with these dinnerplate size rose of sharon blooms. They are super easy to grow.


Here’s how to provide optimum growing conditions for your Hibiscus seeds.

I start my seeds in square 9cm pots filled with good quality *seed compost, filling your chosen plant pot to the brim with your chosen seed starting compost, tap the pot to settle and using a fine rose on a watering can or the mist setting on a hose nozzle ensure the compost retains moisture.

Create your own seed mix to save money and maintain a quality recipe, especially if you plan to grow lots of plants from seed.

However should you just be starting out and want to buy a ready mix brand Espoma organic seed starting mix will provide all you need.

Sow your seeds on the surface of the compost and cover seeds with fine sieved compost and/or vermiculite to aid germination which will progress as the weather conditions allow in Spring.

Alternatively starting seeds a few weeks early under protection will help young plants get a good start in the first growing season.

Hibiscus plants like a moisture retentive soil and young plants will suffer if allowed to dry out for more than a few days.

Hibiscus Luna are a fun packed upright growing perennial, reaching approx 4ft tall and flowering prolifically all Summer long.

Flowers Best in Full Sun but requires a water retentive soil to perform at it’s best.

Loved by Bees and Hummingbirds this Heat Tolerant bushy perennial dies back to ground level after a hard frost and can be easily cleaned up by cutting back the dry brittle stems.

Birds love the seed heads and enjoying a feast from the abundnace of seeds produced in mid Summer and Fall.

I find growing plants from seed incredibly rewarding, even the smallest of outdoor garden areas can be a productive workout for all the family. Try thinking of your garden as a living kitchen and grow to love fresh flowers, organic fruit, and vegetables straight from your own backyard oasis.

Stephen Pryce-Lea

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