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Source for identifying my Hibiscuses (Hibiscii?)

Posted by alys_esmond Florida 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 18, 11 at 21:32

Hey folks!

We went on a shopping spree at Lowe's a few weekends ago and came home with 5, $5.00 Hibiscus plants. Once we'd planted them, I noticed that they all had very different leaves and we were pleasantly surprised at the 5 completely different and beautiful flowers they each produce. I was even more surprised that none are the same as the one I already had, so online I went and learned just how many different species of Hibiscus there are.

Now I want to identify them all. Can you suggest a source or resource that is easy to use?


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RE: Source for identifying my Hibiscuses (Hibiscii?)

Are you sure you have 5 different species? I'm thinking you might have 5 different cultivars of hibiscus since there are very few hibiscus species blooming this time of year.
If you have tropical hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis), which I think you probably do, a great resource is the International Hibiscus Society's hibiscus cultivar register.
Here's the link.
They are addictive, aren't they? I have so many, my husband built me a greenhouse to overwinter them in!
Barb

Here is a link that might be useful: Internationa Hibiscus Society hibiscus registar


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