Last year we were surprised with 2 ft. of snow before I could bring my hibiscus in… Yes, it died. Last week we bought another to replace it. Day before yesterday I went out and pulled the weeds that had come up in the pot, then dug into the dead hibiscus roots to find hundreds of little white/pale yellowish balls (1/16th-1/8th inch). Out further are a few, but they are more like yellow/brownish shells, the paler ones, have fluid in them. Now I'm afraid to plant the new hibiscus and it's not doing well in the container it came in.