Why would my Hibiscus change colors?

oakleyokJune 1, 2010

This is crazy. I've been buying my Hibiscus from the same store for years now and the flowers on them never change.

The one I bought this year (Hardy Hibiscus) was full of the most beautiful light pink flowers with dark pink centers. That's why I bought them, for the color.

Now they are red. Just plain old red.

Why would it do this? Me no likey. :(

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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Could the pink have been grafted onto the red flowering hibiscus? Maybe the pink died off and and the red is now sprouting up??

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 12:32PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Could there have been a seedling in the pots and that's what's blooming now? The majority of my hardy hibiscuses are soft pink with a dark eye. They mostly come true from seed but one seedling turned out to be an intense pink with bigger flowers and different foliage - probably a throw-back to a parent of the bicolor...

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 4:22PM
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I don't know if they graft hibiscus like roses but that's what you get with a rose - the old red blooms from the rootstock.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 4:24PM
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