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PamAPamA Posts: 3

I have had a variegated hibiscus in the garden now for three years.   Each year it is covered in buds but they do not fully open.

 

Any ideas why?

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Is it planted in the ground?

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Someone told me once that Hibiscus need water even more than heat. Mine is planted outside the front fence on very poor almost sandy soil, facing South West, it gets watered once a year if I rememberimage. Perhaps they thrive on neglect?

  • PamAPamA Posts: 3

    Yes it is planted in the ground.

    The actual plant is Hibiscus Syriacus Purpureus Variegatus.

    I do not water my garden.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

     

    PamA wrote (see)

    ..........  I do not water my garden.

     

    Perhaps you've found your answer imageimage

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PamAPamA Posts: 3

    OK, but why do all my other plants thrive and why does the plant produce lots of buds if it is not happy?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

    Some plants need more water than others.  Your hibiscus probably has enough water to grow, but producing flowers needs more water than merely growing. 

     

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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