This plant grows like a weed. I had one at my other house and when I moved, it had become invasive in my back yard, with dozens of them, some with different colors. That's why I was astounded that I got a tiny, tiny plant after I paid the same amount for a 7 ft. cherry tree at Lowe's.
I don't know that. The white flies like it. I have found a new product that I use every few days. It is called Dr. Earth Yard and Garden Insect Killer Concentrate. It is safe for people and pets and works well as long as I use it often.
It is blue.
I am a little confused with what you are saying. If you are referring to taking a seed and growing from the seed then it could be due to it being a hybrid so when grown from seed you are not guaranteed the same exact bush. However, if you take a cutting then you will be guarenteed the same bush as the mother, as long as you successfully root it. If you are stating the blooms are white then I would think you got the wrong bush. I do not believe soil PH as to do with bloom color like hydrangeas. I would google your question and see what novice gardeners have to say. I am a home gardener. The blooms on mine are blue/purple but not white. I haven’t grown seedlings from it but I want to try rooting a cutting. I rooted hydrangea, dahlia, and attempted rose bushes but no success with roses yet. I haven’t tried rooting a hibiscus cutting.
Hi Betsy, I bought this same one two yrs. Ago and mine has doubled in size with lots of blooms. I planted in rich soil, on the north side of my house, but I put the plant laway from the house so it gets about 95 percent of full sun. In the fall, they shed all their leaves and go dormant. At that time I prune. Late winter, early spring I give them some food and wait for leaves. I think your plant is screaming for sun. More sun, more leaves, blooms and bigger plant. Hope this helps. Sounds like you got plenty of good advice.
The pamphlet says they have seeds. But it's not the regular type. The bush does produce seed of a sort but it's not one you would pick up. What could happen is another sprout will show up,
When I planted it after getting it, I just used Miracle Grow Start up & Bloom burst in a gallon of water. & it’s doing beautifully.