What is this?

sunnibeach4July 25, 2013

Hello all! I am new to gardening and handling hibiscus. I bought my home and this beautiful hibiscus is now blooming in the back yard. What kind of hibiscus is this, does anyone have an idea? The leaves are dull and the blooms are deep pink and seem to not completely open up. It stands about 4 plus feet tall and is about 3 foot wide.

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sunnibeach4

Here is a closer shot, earlier in the day, some of the leaves still have dew on them. so pretty.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 1:01PM
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kathi_mdgd

WOW that's a beauty.Sorry can't help with the name.
Kathi

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 4:57AM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

Sunni, it would be difficult to ID a particular cultivar by name. It is one of the Hardy Hibiscus, not Tropical. I'm not even sure which species hardy Hibiscus you have. The link below is very informative and may help you with an ID.

You can also do a Google Images search for "pink hardy hibiscus" and spend an enjoyable morning, browsing all the lucious pictures. :-)

One of the more experienced members will probably chime in with better information for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hibiscus and other Malvaceae

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 8:04AM
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Gutzmek(6)

Sunnibeach4,
This is a Hibiscus Moscheutos. 'Luna Rose' might be a candidate, but I suspect it could be a Fleming Hibiscus. Either way, it will produce flowers year after year. Water often, and read about the simple care they need. Each winter they die back and emerge late spring to early summer.
Ed

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 7:46PM
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jperilloux(8b LA)

It appears to me to be a Swamp Rose Mallow. They come in different colors (and are referred to by different names).

Here is a link that might be useful: White Swamp Mallow

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 1:00PM
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