Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. palustris

Germination Tips


Sow immediately. The viability of these seeds is short or the species propagates best with fresh seed. Stored seed might be coaxed into germination with temperature cycling and patience.


Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.


Requires scarification. Nick or rub between sheets of sandpaper. See https://youtu.be/icB9HrqdQqU


Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
Most of the seeds in our Germination Guide have been offered from time to time in our annual Seed Exchange (Seedex).