Hardy hibiscus season...!
I love hardy hibiscuses - fabulous flowers for late summer. The 'oldies but goodies' Disco Belle ones are the favorites in my garden, particularly since they're the only ones which are old enough to have significantly bulked up! I'd really like more of the dark red ones. I've tried several over the years without a lot of success. Pinot Noir did not come back. Luna Red has come back for a couple of years but is still very wimpy. Fireball has fabulous flowers and I like the foliage too. This is it's third summer and I still only have one main stem and about 2 spindly stems in each location. Lord Baltimore, and older variety, is doing a bit better but still has only a few stems - and tends to flop because I never remember to pinch it! What success have you had with newer varieties? How long has it taken for them to bulk up - if they have! Show me pictures of your favorites...?
Disco Belle this morning:
Fireball this morning - it's actually a darker red than it shows in this picture: