Large hibiscus???

jen35July 25, 2007

I have had a few hibiscus plants over the years, not paying attention to type of hibiscus it was. This year I bought one and I was astonished at the size of the flower so I measured it across = 8 inches!! Is this common?, if so, what type is it? Thank you so much for your help. I live in Northern Ontario.

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sound like the dinner plate variety, a hardy hibiscus. do you have a pic? there are lots of the larger hibs, if you post a pic of it somebody here can id it for you.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 9:47PM
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I took pics, still in my camera, but I will try to post it. It Is a burgundy colour. I have to admit I was freaked out when I first saw it on Sunday. I've had a second blossom and the buds are huge. I make everyone who drops by have a lookie loo. Thanks gardengirlz2

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 10:26PM
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halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Hi Jen35.
Your Hibiscus is a Hardy Hibiscus-Rose Mallow- Moscheutos.
This plant has dinner plate size of blooms reaches to 12"of diameter.It is very common.I have lots of them.there are pure white,many shades of pink ,from light pink to burgundy.they grow in my garden very tall up to 8'.I love them,they are my favorite plants.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 5:42PM
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