2 color on one plant

subtropixAugust 12, 2007

Wondering if it is unusual to have a hibiscus that produces flowers of two different colors on the same plant. One of my hibiscus plants has two colors of flowers at the same time--orange and yellow. What's going on here. I have another that only produces brillant yellow.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hitexplanter(8 a)

Most likely you have two different cuttings that were grown out in the same pot. I got one on a load I brought in last week. It doesn't happen too often but it does happen. The only other and less likely way is if two varieties were an orange or yellow were grafted to the other color.
Only two ways I know of for this to happen.
Happy Growing David

    Bookmark   August 12, 2007 at 10:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
birdsnblooms

Yep, I agree with David..this summer I saw quite a few bushy types of hibs that had two different colored flowers..
And like he said, it's possible they could have grafted two different hibs to rootstock, but this is less likely. I doubt they'd go through the trouble, unless it was specified, plus the price would be much higher than that of a non-grafted hibiscus..
Enjoy your bi-colored hib...Toni

    Bookmark   August 13, 2007 at 3:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsmith2579(7B)

Does one of the limbs come from very low on the plant? It may be a grafted plant and the rootstock ( a different color) may have sprouted a limb which is now blooming.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2007 at 11:53PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Abelmoschus Manihot problem
I have a question about my Abelmoschus Manihot. I've...
marricgardens
id for orange hibiscus
I am looking for the botanical name for this pretty...
linda_leaf z10fla
Hibiscus Fertilizer
I purchased a container of Carl Pool hibiscus food...
elizabethk1
Searching for Hibiscus Bloom Holder
I'm looking for a glass tabletop "vase" designed...
mspam
A very nice "weed"
This one grows as a weed at my place, in that it self...
tropicbreezent
Sponsored Products
Dream Form 2-inch Orthopedic 5-zone Gel Foam Mattress Topper
Overstock.com
Jaipur Coastal Living(R) I-O Wave Hello Coastal Pattern Blue Indoor/ Outdoor Rug
$66.00 | Hayneedle
Boxwood Triple Ball Topiary Christmas Decor
$799.00 | FRONTGATE
Tulip Juvenile | Søren Lingerie Chest
YLiving.com
Glamos Wire Garden Stake - 10 Pack - 87001
$38.81 | Hayneedle
Nearly Natural Blooming Hydrangea Vase Arrangement Decorative Plant
Overstock.com
Japanese Tree Hand-painted 4-piece Art
Overstock.com
Lorraine Planter
$329.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™