When I got my hibiscus at the store, I was told that it was a bush and can be planted outdoors in the ground. Is that right or wrong? I live in Wichita, KS. will it grow in this zone or not??
Hibiscus in the Winter, Pot or Indoors?
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It is right, provided that you have the hardy variety. Hibiscus may be tropical or hardy, both of which are considered perennials; however, in the wrong environment (such as extreme cold), tropical hibiscus plants will almost certainly die. If it is a hardy hibiscus, then it can stay outside to Zone 5. If it is a tropical hibiscus, it must be brought in for the winter.