The Benefits of Chapter Membership

Learn how local enthusiasts successfully grow tropical hibiscus in the Tampa Bay area...
Examples of topics covered in chapter meetings:

Where to plant and how
Proper pruning techniques

Insect and disease identification and control methods
How and when to fertilize
Propagation methods, including hybridizing new varieties
Photographing hibiscus
How to grow and exhibit show-winning blooms

Chapter meetings are held almost every month at the Pinellas Park Public Library located on the corner of 78th Avenue and 52nd Street (map) and guests are welcome. We usually meet at 10:00 AM on the fourth Saturday of the month. See schedule below.
The highlight of the year is when our chapter hosts its shows in February and June. At these shows growers from all over Florida bring their blooms and compete in various classes. There may be 600 to 1000 blooms on display.
Family membership is $35 a year. You will receive The Seed Pod, published quarterly by the American Hibiscus Society and the monthly newsletter published by the Sunset Chapter.

2017 Chapter Schedule - tentative
(Chapter meeting dates and times -- usually the 4th Sat. 10:00 A.M.)
January 28 -- State Fair Show planning
February 11 -- State Fair show in Tampa
March 25 -- TBD
April 22 -- show planning

May 7 -- our show in Pinellas Park
June -- AHS convention
July 22 -- Bugs
August 26 -- Q&A and fertilizer
September 23 -- Hybridizing -- creating new varieties
October 28 -- Grafting
November 18 -- Winterizing
December ? - Xmas Luncheon

For further information, contact:
David Craig, president (727) 642-3976
David Stangeland, vice president (727) 385-1048
Fred Roush, (727) 784-5068
Tom Miller, (727) 251-0316
Don Mixon, (813) 390-6040

Visit the
American Hibiscus Society site.
For general information on tropical hibiscus, visit "
Queen of the Tropics."

Chapter bylaws