8' blue hibiscus flower

solstice98(9b/Orlando)March 26, 2005

This is sold as a blue hibicus but is actually more lavender. Sorry I can't remember the name of it.

The plant is 3 years old and until now produced a steady flow of 6" blossoms. This year it's putting on a show! All of the flowers have been 8"! Amazing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Hibiscus

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Please pardon the typo. Obviously a 8" flower, not an 8' one. I would have been sending the photo to the Smithsonian if it was 8 feet.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2005 at 10:39AM
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chrissy823(9A, Eustis FL)

Looks like "Marilyn Quayle". Just GORGEOUS!!! Let me know if you ever take cuttings!

Here is a link that might be useful: Int'l Hibisicus Society - M

    Bookmark   March 30, 2005 at 9:09AM
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Just a spectacular bloom. :) Congrats on a lovely flower. :)

    Bookmark   March 30, 2005 at 11:51AM
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Would love to have some seeds or cuttings from this have looked everywhere around here can't find one.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 9:51AM
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Sol, I get soooo angry when plants are described as 'blue' and are really purple. This happens more often than not. There are very few true blue flowers. I once bought a rose called Blue Girl, and the pic did look blue..sure enough, it was purple..
HD sells the 'blue' Rose of Sharon, at least that's where I got mine. Toni

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 1:23AM
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Thanks for all the comments. By searching the hibiscus link I've discovered that it's called "Blue Moon" and some growers have reported that it's not one of their easiest plants. In my Florida garden it's had no problems. I don't treat it special, so it's either luck or a good combination of sun & moisture.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2005 at 9:07AM
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What a beautiful flower! I saw some hybrids in hanging baskets at Wal-Mart and had a hard time passing them up, but I've never had luck with them.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 8:03PM
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