HARDY RED HIBISCUS Moscheutos
Giant red blooms up to 8" across! Makes a nice small bush or hedge, with multiple flowers!
Height: 36", 3 feet feet
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 5-9, and sometimes hardy in zone 4.
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
USA Restriction: Unfortunately these seeds are not permitted in the USA. If we shipped they could be seized by the border, and possible fines could be imposed (they consider the buyer to be importer). Please do not purchase this item if you live in USA. Thank you for your understanding. All other regions can safely order these seeds!
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
If you are planting your seeds in late winter or spring, these seeds can be planted outdoors while it is still cool out (once the ground is workable and unfrozen), to receive the cold period naturally in the garden. It is best to use this method only if you are able to keep the soil moist for the entire germination period. Be sure to label the planting area.