Hibiscus varieties

garden_fool(zone 9 TX)November 8, 2005

Several years ago I had a red hibiscus that was 12 feet wide and got as tall as the roof on the house. I have bought several since and they were only small bushes. Does someone know of a variety that will get as big as the one I had before. Thanks AJ in West Columbia

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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

When you say "red", do you mean the flowers or the leaves?
If you mean the leaves, I bet you had red leaf hibiscus, (H. acetosella).
Do you want that same kind? I know there are people here with seeds, I will in a few weeks.
I know that the confederate rose hibiscus can get that tall and I suppose if it's old enough, perhaps that wide.
I don't have a pic of that, but you'll find plenty by Googling. Again, I know there are people here with seeds.
Barb

    Bookmark   November 9, 2005 at 7:30PM
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garden_fool(zone 9 TX)

Thanks BeachBarbie the flowers were red not the leaves. I will send SASE for seeds of the red leaf if you have some . Thanks AJ

    Bookmark   November 10, 2005 at 8:25AM
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