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Tropical Hibiscus Plants

Started 1366642335.103 in In the Garden | Last reply 1366821701.413 by Jrose

I love planting tropical hibiscus in pots and enjoying their blooms throught the Summer on my patio. I typically buy them from our local garden center, but the colors and varieties are limited. I want to step it up this year and find something more exotic than the typical yellow, orange, red, pink varieties. Perhaps a combination of these colors or a different color all together. Any suggestions on a reputable place where I can purchase exotic or unique hibiscus to plant in pots?

-Jacqui

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kachina6241366664870.49716216 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
I bought one with a braided trunk last week at Walmart. I think it was $20.

gardenman1366666290.79717095 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

When you start looking at the hybrid hibiscus, those you find in local garden centers start to look pretty pathetic in comparison. I've bought hibiscus (and lots of other plants) from Logee's and they've always been quite good. The plants are typically pretty small when you get them, but they grow well and become gorgeous. I highly recommend Logee's. There are hibiscus specialists who sell a huge variety of hybrid and grafted hibiscus (exotichibiscus.com being one such site) but I've never directly dealt with one so I can't say how reputable any of them are.

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kachina6241366670969.85716216 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
Never heard of Logee's.

twopeas1366672952.184701 PostsRegistered 6/5/2011PNW
On 4/22/2013 kachina624 said: Never heard of Logee's.

Neither have I. Are they on-line or something or just certain locals around the country?

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gardenman1366674932.55317095 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

Logee's Greenhouses have been around forever. They started in 1892 and have been in business ever since. They grow their own plants from their own stock and they have one of the widest selections of exotic tropical plants around. If there's something you're looking for, they probably have it. I'll pop in a link below to their website. They've bred and introduced a bunch of different begonias, geraniums, and lots of other plants. They're good to do business with. If a plant you order isn't "ready" they'll hold your order until it is. They're very well known and well regarded in the greenhouse/tropical houseplant world. They aren't the cheapest place around but keeping tropical green houses heated in Connecticut isn't cheap.

http://www.logees.com/

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Jrose1366679849.02920 PostsRegistered 8/16/2006Virginia

Gardenman, I look forward to checking out Logee's. I too, have never heard of them, but that's because I'm just now beginning to step out of the box. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

-Jacqui

luvpoos1366716216.2476016 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

I love hibiscus also, I have pots of them during the summer around our yard and pool. Have been working on a tropical theme. I also bought last year two pre-lit palm trees. They are so pretty. Living in the northeast, is there any way I can keep them from dying over the winter. I tried one year without success. I placed them in front of very sunny sliding door. Maybe I should have stored them down in the basement over winter. I just don't know.

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esmeraldag­ooch1366730608.6912179 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

I just my exotic color hibiscus from Lowes.

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Jrose1366743204.27920 PostsRegistered 8/16/2006Virginia
On 4/23/2013 esmeraldagooch said:

I just my exotic color hibiscus from Lowes.

The Lowe's in my neighborhood has the typical yellow, red, orange colored hibiscus. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful but this year I want hibiscus with more unique coloring. I checked out the Logee's website and they had very unique hibiscus that peeked my interest. The ones I was most attracted to are already sold out, but there are other choices that are just as beautiful.

esmeraldag­ooch1366802272.96312179 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

http://www.costafarms.com/Public/FeaturedProgramsView.aspx?Id=24

Tropic escape are they brand they are selling at Lowes.Oversized blooms and unbelievable colors it says on the tag. South Pacific sipper and Sunrise mimosa are the two I purchased.

South Pacific sipper

If you need instant impact on your patio, porch or poolside this spring, try South Pacific Sipper, part of our NEW Tropic Escape Hibiscus!

sunrise mimosa


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Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.

StylishLady1366806856.524024 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

Love my hibiscus plants. Here is a border of them along the SW portion of our corner lot. They are Seminole pink that I bought from a local nursery. They provide a nice bit of color there.

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Jrose1366821701.377920 PostsRegistered 8/16/2006Virginia
On 4/24/2013 esmeraldagooch said:

http://www.costafarms.com/Public/FeaturedProgramsView.aspx?Id=24

Tropic escape are they brand they are selling at Lowes.Oversized blooms and unbelievable colors it says on the tag. South Pacific sipper and Sunrise mimosa are the two I purchased.

South Pacific sipper

If you need instant impact on your patio, porch or poolside this spring, try South Pacific Sipper, part of our NEW Tropic Escape Hibiscus!

sunrise mimosa


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I really like hibiscus on this website. Very pretty!

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