HIBISCUS - Queen of the Flowers

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HIBISCUS

Queen of the Flowers
First Edition by Jim Howie


See also the Companion Book

NOMENCLATURE

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Table of Contents

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Foreword. By Doctor Rena George

The Colour Plates from the book – All displayed in CHAPTER 5

Introduction to the Australian Hibiscus Society and this book

CHAPTER I           WHY HIBISCUS!
          Hibiscus beauty - Espalier - Espalier Line Drawing

CHAPTER II          THE GENETIC HISTORY OF HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis
          The history, for posterity

CHAPTER III         HIBISCUS IN YOUR GARDEN
          Plant Selection - Preparing Your Garden - Preparation of the Soil -
          Spacing - Staking - Relocating and Transplanting - Care - Pests

CHAPTER IV         WHAT IS pH. AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

CHAPTER V          PLANT NUTRIENTS.
         The Essential Plant Nutrients - Nitrogen - Phosphorus -
         Potassium - Magnesium - Sulphur - Calcium - Deficiency
         Symptoms - Iron - Manganese - Zinc - Molybdenum -
         Understanding the Fertilizer Label - Trace Elements, Do Hibiscus
         Need These - Leaf Sign Language - Choosing a Fertilizer - What
         Fertilizers are Best - Applying the Fertilizer - Liquid Fertilizer -
         Correcting Minor Element Deficiencies - Correcting Specific
         Deficiencies - Potassium For Quality Blooms - Fertilizing
         Container Grown Plants - Compost and Manure.

CHAPTER VI         SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANTING
         Time to Transplant - Age and Size of Plants - Condition of Plant -
         Location - Digging the Plant - Planting - Care After Transplanting.

CHAPTER VII        GROWING HIBISCUS IN CONTAINERS
         Soil Mixes - Fertilizing.

CHAPTER VIII       PESTS AND DISEASES OF HIBISCUS.
         Chewing Pests - Sucking Pests - Miscellaneous Pests - Fungal
         Diseases - Root Rots and Collar Rots - Viral Diseases -
         Physiological Disorders - Bud Drop.

CHAPTER IX         SPRAYING SAFETY MEASURES AND EQUIPMENT

CHAPTER X          DO YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR HIBISCUS BLOOMS

CHAPTER XI         PRUNING YOUR HIBISCUS
         Why Prune - Equipment Needed - How to Prune - When to
         Prune - Pruning Line Drawings

CHAPTER XII        PROPAGATION OF HIBISCUS
         Mutations or sports - Grafting - The Knife Must Cut - Graft Line
         Drawings - Hibiscus Cuttings - Air Layering - Air Layering Line
         Drawings - Hybridize to Develop New Varieties - The Seed Bank -
         Seedlings of the Year 1978-79 - Survey Taken of the Most
         Popular HibiscusVarieties in Queensland, Australia

Three Cheers! To My Dear Friends.

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ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DETAILS
(Note: Addresses, etc are no longer current)

First published 1980
James Malcolm Howie
37 Highgate Street Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Queensland, 
Australia. 4108

 

Text, photographs and illustrations by Jim Howie.

1980 Jim Howie.

 

All rights reserved.  No part of this publication may be produced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the author.

 

National Library of Australia card number and ISBN ISBN 0 9594938 0 8  ISBN 0 9594938 1 6

Australian Standard Book Numbering Agency
National Library of Australia Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

Printed by Prestige Litho Printing Co. Brisbane, Australia.

Intro' & Index | Chapter 1 | Ch 2 | Ch 3 | Ch 4 | Ch 5 | Ch 6 | Ch 7 | Ch 8 | Ch 9 | Ch 10 | Ch 11 | Ch 12 | Appendix
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