Experts and BHG readers answer.
Is my Hibiscus dead?
Hibisucus come in two basic forms: tropical and hardy. Sadly, the President hibiscus is a tropical variety that is only winter hardy in zones 9 and 10. So, your plants are indeed dead. However, if you love hibiscus there are many wonderful hardy forms that will come back each year even in colder areas of the country so they'd thrive in Kentucky. Check out the hibiscus in our Plant Encyclopedia for recommendations on varieties.