Hibiscus

Hibiscus!

Hibiscus is a tropical plant, and (except for Hibiscus syriacus and possibly another species or two) it dies in freezing cold winters (which is what we have around here). So how can New Jersey be filled with outdoor hibiscus this time of year?

As was pointed out to me some years ago (and confirmed by eHow), apparently people dig up their hibiscus bushes and bring ’em inside for the winter.

That seems odd to me— why not plant something pretty that’s better suited for the climate?— but I’m not much of a plant person, so what do I know.

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