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Identification help please

Posted by dpolson37 7a Virginia (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 28, 08 at 21:53

this is a photo of a hibiscus I started from seed early this spring. It finally bloomed, but I have no idea what type of hibiscus it is. Any ideas? Thanks.

The plant is almost 6 feet tall now and has very few blooms. The blooms never open more than what you see. All blooms have been vibrant red. With cooler weather around the corner I'm wondering how to care for this hibiscus. It's in a pot so I can bring it to a place where it won't freeze. Any help is appreciated.

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RE: Identification help please

The blooms never open? Strange.

Are the leaves glossy? Tropicals tend to have more glossy leaves than hardy hibiscus. can you post a picture of the leaves? It's really hard to tell from just a closed blossom.


RE: Identification help please

That is Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii aka Turk's Cap Hibiscus or Sleepy Hibiscus.

RE: Identification help please

There is also a pink and a white version of this.

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