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Q.hibiscus outside in RI

Zone Newport, RI02840 | LOUT added on May 1, 2019 | Answered

I have a few hibiscus plants inside and want to put them into my outside garden here in Newport, RI
Suggestions, please

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Answered on May 1, 2019

There are 2 types of hibiscus common in US gardens. One is tropical and is not hardy in Rhode Island. It enjoys outdoor conditions in the summer, though. The other is a shrub up to 15' tall, Hibiscus syriacus. It is hardy north to zones 4 or 5 depending on the specific cultivar. Rose mallow is also in the Hibiscus genus, a large group in the mallow family.
This article covers tips for taking tropical hibiscus outdoors. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm

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