Here's another one for ID Please

Patris(9 Gulf Coast)August 30, 2006

Most of the stems on this beauty are dark red. Would appreciate finding a name for her.

Thanks

Patris

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gardeniarose(z10FLA)

White Dainty?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2006 at 1:39PM
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Patris(9 Gulf Coast)

The petals are the same shape and texture, but mine does have the deep dark red center.
Thanks for trying.

Is there a site where they have pictures of species and hybrids? I've looked but found nothing yet.
Patris

    Bookmark   September 16, 2006 at 4:09PM
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gardeniarose(z10FLA)

I thought White Dainty has a red center. Is this a tropical hibiscus? There are lots of hibiscus sites on the web. Try a google search on "white hibiscus." Something about it reminds me of a rose of sharon. But if it is tropical, then that is wrong. Where did you get this plant from?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 11:29AM
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Patris(9 Gulf Coast)

Sister-in-law gave me a cutting from her bush and it is just beautiful. I did a search for the White Dainty and the pictures show it being all white even the throat area.
Patris

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 7:57AM
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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

Dainty white is a small tropical bloom. I'm not sure yours is tropical. Is it?

randy

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 8:37AM
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Patris(9 Gulf Coast)

Randy, sorry to say I don't have a clue what makes one tropical!! Give me a definition and I'll tell you if it is or not.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 1:51PM
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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

One difference that may be the easiest to recognize is the leaf. A healthy tropical plant has a dark green glossy leaf that reflects the sun. Other types of hibiscus don't.

Look at the picture of Dainty White posted above. It was taken in the late afternoon in full shade. Notice how light is reflecting off the leaf in even low light conditions.

I don't see that in your photo even though it looks like the bloom is in sun because of the shadows on the left side of the lower petals of the bloom.

randy

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 2:11PM
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Patris(9 Gulf Coast)

I would say this one is tropical Randy. Thanks for the info. Guess the search continues for a name.
Patris

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 5:18PM
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gardeniarose(z10FLA)

I think you have Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon). It is not tropical. Here is a link.

http://images.google.com/images?q=+rose+of+sharon&hl=en&lr=&sa=X&oi=images&ct=title

    Bookmark   September 30, 2006 at 10:18AM
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rjj1(Norman OK Zone7)

I was pretty sure it was a ROS, but wasn't going to argue with her :-).

randy

    Bookmark   September 30, 2006 at 12:24PM
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Patris(9 Gulf Coast)

Checked out the link gardeniarose and you and Randy are so right. It is a Rose of Sharon, thanks for the help. I just love this flower and wanted to know who she was!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2006 at 1:22PM
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