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WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

Posted by brenda_near_eno Z7a (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 27, 06 at 7:02

Does anyone have seed to share of the large hardy hibiscus with the silvery, velvety leaves? I don't know what it's called, velvet mallow? confederate rose? I have seeds of gorgeous red Hibiscus coccineus to trade. I'll work on my seed trade page today with a list of what else you might like. It's almost time for winter sowing to start!

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RE: WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

Brenda I think what you're looking for is Hibiscus grandiflorus. Sorry I don't have any seeds (for some reason I am having difficulty growing it here), but the Botanical Garden often has H. grandiflorus on their seed list.

RE: WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

Brenda, mine is blooming now, so I'll probably have seed next month. You're welcome to it.

RE: WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

My Confederate Rose Hibiscus fits your description, and they come in a few colors. I grew one from seed, it's the double pink variety. I have some seeds left if you'd like some. In 2 years it has grown to over 8 ft. I believe that Marsh Mallow also fits your description, but I do not have seeds or currently grow it. Robin outside W-S, NC

RE: WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

Anyone have Confederate Rose seeds to share yet? I have seeds in trade on my page if interested.

RE: WANTED: Hibiscus with large velvety leaves

No seeds but I have a plant. I already have it in two places and the third is not in a sunny spot so needs to go. Not sure of the color. The seeds were just marked as "confederate hibiscus". The others I transplanted without care. They sulked but seem to have adjusted. I can bring it to the seed swap or save it until the spring but you have to remind me that I need to bring it. I also have 2 ROS which will need a home ASAP. I got two double pink ROS from the Greensboro swap so the white must go. ( My neighbor's tree gives me volunteers every year.)Shannon/Dirtrx

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