Hibiscus Plants
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can any hibiscus stand winters

Zone iowa | janisum added on June 29, 2015 | Answered

A man up the street has 3 huge hibiscus plants and he said he doesn't do anything to them in the winter. We live in Iowa so it gets darn cold. Could he be telling me a fib or is there a species that withstands cold and doesn't need to be brought in during the winter?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 29, 2015

Yes, there are cold hardy hibiscus. These are different then the tropical varieties.

Here are links that have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/blue-hibiscus-information.htm
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/newsrel/2002/aug02/aug0242.html

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