Sunday, June 21, 2015

This was so cool we kept it over the winter

I swear this hibiscus had a name when we bought it from Home Depot last year. I remember 'Tropical Sunrise or Sunset or something...'. Karen remembered 'Maui....' None of them seem to be names of cultivars of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. I guess ultimately it doesn't matter. Someday I'll find out!

I did see a number of photographs that are clearly the same flower and a number that are somewhat ambiguous. The Central Florida Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society has a wonderful capture on their home page but it's not labelled! Come on! Since our Florida house is in central Florida, I'll eventually join this society.

If you go online and look at images of H. rosa-sinensis cultivars you'll see photographs of amazing multi-colored pinwheel flowers, ruffled flowers, dark purple flowers approaching black: all sorts of outlandish types and colors. You almost never never see those in a nursery or box store. Except last year Home Depot carried this plant.  Logee's used to, and still does,list a good selection of these exotics; we've grown our share of 4" plants to 4 feet.

4 comments:

Casa Mariposa said...

What a beauty! It looks like a sunset to me. :o)

Dave in NoVA said...

I would suggest it is 'Cosmic Dancer'.

I bought one too. It's incredibly vigorous and very easy to grow from cuttings.

Huong Nguyen said...

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hoa khai truong giá rẻ * hoa chúc mừng khai trương cửa hàng. FLOWERS

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