Blue River II Improved white hibiscus moschuetos

sowandsew(8bTX)January 5, 2003

I have a plant that is a must for a moon garden, although it is not scented. It is the Blue River II Improved hibiscus moscheutos and the flowers are huge and solid white. The first time it bloomed, I gasped. It was as if the moon had come down to earth as a flower......really......that dramatic. The flowers are dinnerplate size and really stand out at night. I think they are pretty hard to locate. I bought mine at a botanical garden plant sale. The website below has a picture, but does not indicate the enormous size of the flower. It grows in zones 5 - 9.

Here is a link that might be useful: Missouri Botanical garden

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Rosereb(Z5 NE MO)

I have just the place for this hibiscus.

Thanks for posting the info. on it.

Rebecca

    Bookmark   January 21, 2003 at 7:48PM
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bouquet(z8 Dallas)

I had the exact same reaction the first time I saw mine blooming. That and my moonflowers ;>)

Mine is going on it's third year. I see just a tiny bit of green showing... hope I haven't lost it.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2004 at 5:54PM
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JustJoeyGirl(z5 NY)

I love my Blue River II, The blooms are huge, I've had it for about 6 years in my back yard, and my neighbors 3 houses away can see it at night. She thought we had lights on during the night. The flowers are pure brilliant white, and the buds are beautiful too! Larger than your head. The clump is getting wider each year.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2004 at 10:50PM
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Xeorsos(z7/8 TX)

Oh wow, how pretty! Any tips on getting ahold of this?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2004 at 11:09AM
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sowandsew(8bTX)

I did a Google search and Glasshouseworks.com nursery has it for $12.00. It is listed under hardy hibiscus. You will love it. It is really eyecatching.

Here is a link that might be useful: Glasshouseworks Nursery

    Bookmark   April 5, 2004 at 1:36PM
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ldeardorff50(z6 OH)

I have seeds for this hibiscus that I harvested myself.I just can't seem to get it to start from seed.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2004 at 8:24PM
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