American Hibiscus Society


Welcome to the Mathews-Fallman (Central FL) Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society

We are a group of hibiscus lovers that meet monthly to learn,

share and celebrate the beauty of

The Queen of the Tropics


Check the Our Shows Schedule


We meet the Second Sunday of the Month at our


South Seminole Farm and Nursery, 2:00 pm.

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  • Hello there. Can you please inform me of the benefit of joining this society? I have began collecting and am potentially interested. Do you share clippings, purchase plants, any discounts to plant sales, membership dues? Thank you.

    • Hello Christine, the chapter has a montly meeting where there is educational information on growing hibiscus, members bring flowers and you can exchange with other members. We also organize a yearly show and members that participate in the show get to buy their plants at a discount. Contact our President Gary at

  • Good afternoon, I don’t have a reply for this topic, but I am on the lookout for some great Hibiscus plants like Bryon, not trees for my yard, and I am looking for them in 7 or 15 gal. size. Where is the best place to get them in central Florida??

  • Hi,

    I remember hibiscus shows being held in Vero Beach but I can’t find any recent information about a chapter in this area. The last time I attended one was probably 20 years ago. Perhaps it disbanded? Does anyone have any information about this? It was a great resource for new varieties that couldn’t be found in local nurseries.

    • Yes the Vero Beach Chapter closed years ago. The closest ones would be either Conrad -Sunrise Chapter in West Palm or the Mathews-Fallman Chapter in Orlando area.

  • When are the instructions for finding the parking at Epcot coming on our email?? I asked when the notice came out giving the dates and was told it would be coming about now.



  • Hello! Can you refer me to a good nursery in Orlando that sells hibiscus?

  • Hi, Seminole Farms told me about you I have 30′ behind pool fence. I want to plant pretty hibiscus, SF only has 3 Gal. Maybe 7 gal would get me more privacy quicker. I was thinking the the Hardy would be better than Standard for fullness. Do you have any ideas of where I could find larger ones. And, how many to buy and correct spacing. Finally, I am wanting a pretty lavender or white one for the front of the house. Can’t find lavender. Thanks for your help!!!

  • I’m looking for 2 blue and 2 purple hibiscus. Is there anywhere locally to purchase those? I called Lukas Nursery and they can’t get them. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day and thank you.

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  • Can you tell me if a Taiwan hibiscus will grow in south Mississippi?

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  • I am the chair lady for my orchid society’s annual auction and would like to invite your members to join us, Saturday September 24, 2016. from 8;30 am til 4 pm. I know we don’t stop with one type of flower many more are on our list of loves. We will have hundreds of plants species and hybrids from local growers and Hawaii. Door and raffle prizes hourly. please share this info, and at any time you have a sale please return the favor
    Teri Scott

  • Do you know a nursery near Orlando that might carry a good sized Anderson Crepe (or other weeping type) hibiscus?

    • You might want to check Lucas Nursery in Oviedo or South Seminole Nursery in Winter Springs to see if they have it. Not many nurseries in Orlando carry the hybrid hibiscus.

  • I am interested in buying unusual or giant hibiscus

  • I beg you please tell me can know who sells hibiscus in Russia. Do not know who to turn to, no one sends in Russia, what do you do, I’m desperate! 2 months writing no one can send. I do not know what to do already

  • Good Afternoon:
    I would like to have an hibiscus plant (blooming, if possible) delivered to a friend of mine who recently moved to The Villages, Florida, and pay for it online from the US Virgin Islands.
    Could you possibly suggest a nursery nearby that location?
    Sandra Riker Tate
    St. Thomas Hibiscus Society, Inc.

  • Do you know anything about Linda Lee’s hibiscus: Has anyone purchased wood from her? Is there anyone in the US that sells Taiwan hibiscus like what are on her website?

  • Hi, my name is Nancy Emesiochel,and I stay in Guam. I really like to buy the hibiscus flowers plants online, how can I go to the online store. can you help me please.

  • I am representing Pine Castle Garden Club. Several members have requested that we have a program in the coming year about hibiscus. Do you have a member who presents such a program? We are a small group that meets in our homes from September through May. I would appreciate any help you can offer.

  • I can’t find your web address to issue you an invitation to the Seminole county Centennial Celebration on April 20, 2013. Barbara Hughes

  • Update to Victor: I tried again today and was able to link to tried and true.

  • Thanks Victor for the information. Sorry for my delayed reply. I can not connect to tried and true site that you suggested. Do you know if they are still in business? Thanks again. Carolyn

  • Lookng for local source to buy large double white hibiscus. No one seems to have.
    I don’t mean Rose of Sharon; I have that. Any ideas? Thanks

  • Several years ago a friend in your society told me to make a mixture to help my hibiscus bushes. It included Listerine and dishwashing liquid. I can’t seem to find the “recipe” again. Can you help? Thank you.

    • That is one of Jerry Baker’s recipes. If you do a search for Jerry Baker recipes I am sure you can find it. I don’t know exactly the mix. Used to do that but have been years since I have done it. You might also want to check his books, he has books with all the recipes using household items to take care of problems in the garden. Good luck!

  • Before we get into it, many people want to know, “How do I tell if I Have a Hardy Hibiscus or a Tropical Hibiscus?” and “Will My Hibiscus Overwinter Outside?”

    You need to know which one you have. Unfortunately, garden centers, nurseries and home improvement centers lump all hibiscus together.

    If your hibiscus has glossy deep green leaves, 3-6″ flowers of red, pink, orange, yellow, double or single flowers, it is probably a TROPICAL hibiscus. While many common garden varieties have the 3-6″ blooms, many of the hybrid varieties of tropical hibiscus can have blooms around 10″ in diameter under ideal conditions.

    Another way to check is if the flowers are salmon, peach, orange, or yellow, or double flowered, then you probably have a TROPICAL hibiscus. Hardy hibiscus do not come in these colors or in doubles! Many tropical hibiscus flowers have more than one color in a bloom either in bands or as spots.

  • Hi , I am runing a project where people are going to be asked to grow Malaysia’s national flower the rosa-sinensis. I am trying to find a source of seeds can you help – thanks.

  • i will be in vero beach in march, would u please tell me the names/location of any hibiscus nusaries i can visit in the area?

    thank you.

  • i am coimg to vero beach in mid march. plz tell me the names of hibiscus nurasries in the area, th u

    bettina 850-785-0912

  • Do you have rum runner hibiscus for sale?
    Or, do you know where I can buy one?

  • We are in Northport/Fl zone 9b- have lost some Hibiscus through the past winter…any varieties that will withstand a cool/cold winter…in zone 9b???

  • Do you know of any hibiscus growers who would like to be vendors at our up-coming event, October 16th, Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm? If so please ask them to call (941) 761-2866, fax (941) 7617355 or e-mail us regarding price, space, etc. and/or to answer any questions. We would love to have someone selling hibiscus here(we have a large turnout of orchid growers).
    Thank you.
    Bonnie, General Manager
    Palma Sola Botanical Park

  • The University of Florida’s Master Gardener Program in Seminole County is sponsoring the first ever Master Gardener EXPO on behalf of the Seminole County Cooperative Extension Service. The EXPO will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Red Bug Lake Park. What sets this event apart from routine lawn and garden shows? Educating the public is the number one goal of EXPO.

    The Expo web site,, lists the many excellent speakers and demonstrations, including Tom MacCubbin and Leu Gardens’ Director Robert Bowden.

    Several exhibit sites have been reserved for non-profit organizations that promote horticultural and environmental education, and we invite you to consider joining us for this great Expo. For complete information about the EXPO, including application forms, please see the web site.

    We will be happy to send information to you via the postal mail, if you will send your mailing address to:

    Jean Williamson
    Master Gardener
    Seminole County Extension Service
    250 West Country Home Road
    Sanford FL 32773

    • Dear Joan,

      I’m now taking care of an outside garden that has 7-8 various color hibiscus. I know they need fertilizer and I have read that a fertilizer rich in potassium is what the plants like. Or, better yet can you suggest a fertilizer that you use? I don’t think Lowes or Home Depot carry such products. Any suggestions? Many thanks and I hope to be hearing from you.

      Doug Campbell

      • I have used the Vigoro Citrus fertilizer, hibiscus love it! If not, you might be able to find potassium nitrate at the feed store.

        • Would love to purchase 2 Anderson crepe hibiscus 15 gallon in size. Does anyone know who might have these. I live in Lakeland and prefer not to have to transport more than about 60 miles.