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Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' (close-up) - 2020


By Andrewr

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' (close-up) - 2020 (Hibiscus syriacus)

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Lovely contrast of colours.

26 Jul, 2020


Mine's been in 2 years. Not a flower, yet! I shall have to admire yours, instead..

27 Jul, 2020


Ours has been a mass of flowers this year.....

7 Aug, 2020


What am I doing wrong??

8 Aug, 2020


Hibiscus need full sun. I never feed mine, but you could try a liquid tomato feed to try and encourage flowers. Also, it blooms in late summer, so don't prune away any new growth as these will carry the flowers. If it needs to be cut back, it should be done in early spring - I prefer to do it before new growth starts so I can see the shape of the bush, but really it shouldn't need any pruning

8 Aug, 2020


Thanks, Andrew.
It's definitely in full sun in good composted soil where everything else is thriving... Haven't dreamt of pruning it - it hasn't grown enough in that time to think of doing it! Also, I've grown syriacus before (not this variety) and they've all thrived.

8 Aug, 2020

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