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Hardy Hibiscus

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I live in Fort Worth, TX and am wondering what to do with my hardy hibiscus this winter. Everything I've read says to cut them down to ground level and cover with mulch. Any adivice?

Thanks!
T.Starr

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Hardy Hibiscus.

Tammi, I am not sure just how cold it gets where you are. Here in Sussex it got down to 13F last winter and I never lost any Hibiscus. I just leave them alone, no pruning down to ground level. They are a beautiful shrub and one of my favourites. The onlt thing I have to do is to make sure they get plenty of water in the summer. If they are called hardy they should be able to take a frost or two. Happy gardening, never forget that time started in God's Garden so you are in good company.
Sussexman

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Hardy Hibiscus

Thanks for the advice. They have become one of my favorite shrubs also. We just planted them for the first time this past spring. The flowers are so pretty. Happy gardening to you too. It's wonderful being able to spend time taking care of God's creations.

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