Hardy Hibiscus Seedlings

Certified Organic

Hibiscus moscheutos

Bring the tropics to your yard.

While we may imagine hibiscus to be a tropical plant, these beautiful shrubs are hardy to zone 4! Garden centers carry many hybrids of this species, but we love the classic that can be grown from open-pollinated seed: bold white-to-pink blooms, ruby-red throats, and a hedge-like form that peaks 4-6 years after planting. Forms beautiful seed pods for winter interest. Stems be clipped in late winter or early spring for best performance over the years.

In the first year of growth from seed, our plants reached 48" high and had several blooms. In the second year, each plant was absolutely covered in 6" flowers. Starting Hardy Hibiscus from seed can take some time; use larger containers than for veggie starts, be patient, and expect a few plant losses. Your time and effort will be rewarded for years to come.

This product was grown and processed on our own certified organic farm, Four Fold Farm, in the Hudson Valley of New York State.


Single seedling in 4" pot $4.69 Pick up in Accord, NY, Jul 31-Aug 3, 2024.

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Start Hibiscus seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost is predicted. Soaking seeds overnight in warm water is recommend. Nick the seed with a razor blade before sowing. Sow the flower seeds into small pots or starters and lightly cover the seed and keep moist, but not soggy. Keep the temperature consistently warm and the soil consistently moist After seedlings have developed and there are several sets of true leaves and the stems have begun to harden and become woody, the plants can be moved to larger pots or to a protected place in the garden. These young Hibiscus plants should be introduced to the sun gradually over several days. Hibiscus loves a wet location, or at the least a steady supply of water.

Days to Germination 25 days
Days to Maturity 1 to 2 years
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 36 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 4 feet
Width at Maturity 3 feet
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun
Hardiness Zone Range Zones 4-6

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