Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Overwintering Success

Last spring I bought a hibiscus.  I adore them and had wanted one for a long time.  What kept hibiscus from my life for so long?  The thought that I'd have to care for it inside over winter, since they are not cold-hardy.  I know I've mentioned before that I don't do houseplants (with a few exceptions).  But finally last year my desire won out and I got a peach-colored hibiscus.

It summered on the deck, and wintered in my living room. I won't say it had an easy life inside.  In fact, I very nearly killed it - three times!  This plant takes a lot of water.  But it survived.  This past weekend it even made a flower.

While the shrub is still a bit sparse looking, I'm taking the flower as a sign of overwintering success.  phew!


  1. You did good! I have not been successful with hibiscus for years. They should do well in our hot summers but the winter does them in even though I have covered them. I finally just quit trying to grow them. Congratulations on growing such a healthy looking plant!

  2. It is always so nice when a plant overwinters to bloom another year. It is a beauty too. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Thanks, all. It hasn't bloomed since this picture, but it is still alive and putting out more leaves.