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Hibiscus syriacus red form

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 435237

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Hibiscus syriacus red form is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5 -20° to -10°F   (-29° to -23.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: RED form
Height, in meters: 3
Height, in feet: 9.90
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Hibiscus syriacus red form is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
73:   East Asian Native and Introduced Plants
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
161:   Edible Flowers
Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
487:  Malvaceae


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Germination guide for Hibiscus syriacus red form

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Hibiscus syriacus red form seeds will usually germinate in 30-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Hibiscus syriacus red form seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Hibiscus syriacus red form seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.


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