Identification help please

dpolson37(7a VA)August 28, 2008

this is a photo of a hibiscus I started from seed early this spring. It finally bloomed, but I have no idea what type of hibiscus it is. Any ideas? Thanks.

The plant is almost 6 feet tall now and has very few blooms. The blooms never open more than what you see. All blooms have been vibrant red. With cooler weather around the corner I'm wondering how to care for this hibiscus. It's in a pot so I can bring it to a place where it won't freeze. Any help is appreciated.

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gansn(z7 AL)

The blooms never open? Strange.

Are the leaves glossy? Tropicals tend to have more glossy leaves than hardy hibiscus. can you post a picture of the leaves? It's really hard to tell from just a closed blossom.

Glenda

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:54PM
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kizzyseeds(Z7b VA)

That is Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii aka Turk's Cap Hibiscus or Sleepy Hibiscus.
Sharon

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 1:40PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

There is also a pink and a white version of this.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 12:54PM
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