2-Colour Hibiscus

MerlinBMay 19, 2014

I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I noticed this flower on my peach-coloured Hibiscus tree. It is completely split 50% peach and 50% cerise. I have heard about and seen pics of a full different colour flowers appearing on the same tree... but never something like this. Any comments?

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lazy_gardens

It's a mutation that happened in a spot that only affected part of the flower ... the seeds from that flower might produce some seeds for peach and some for cerise, but it's unlikely that the flowers will be split like that on the descendants.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 6:38AM
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BlaznDragn(9 TX)

Maybe if you propagate it you can make more plants like that one!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 2:03PM
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merkity

very neat! should watch to see if it happens again on that same branch.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 5:07PM
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steiconi(12a-Big Island, HI)

do the other flowers on that plant have that many petals? It almost looks like two or more flowers clustered together; I can see at least three stamen.

Abfab, would love it if mine did this!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 5:11PM
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