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Anonymous added on April 11, 2014 | Answered

Can you grow a hibiscus outside in the ground in zone 9 and it survive the winter and come back in the spring?

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Answered on April 11, 2014

Hardy hibiscus plants need little care over winter and are hardy to Zone 5 with no protection. If you have a tropical hibiscus, it must be container grown and brought indoors during winter unless you live in Zone 9 or higher. These plants will not tolerate more than a night or two of light freezes. Even one hard freeze (below 25) could kill the plant.

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