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2 color on one plant

Posted by njoasis 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 12, 07 at 22:41

Wondering if it is unusual to have a hibiscus that produces flowers of two different colors on the same plant. One of my hibiscus plants has two colors of flowers at the same time--orange and yellow. What's going on here. I have another that only produces brillant yellow.

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RE: 2 color on one plant

Most likely you have two different cuttings that were grown out in the same pot. I got one on a load I brought in last week. It doesn't happen too often but it does happen. The only other and less likely way is if two varieties were an orange or yellow were grafted to the other color.
Only two ways I know of for this to happen.
Happy Growing David

RE: 2 color on one plant

Yep, I agree with David..this summer I saw quite a few bushy types of hibs that had two different colored flowers..
And like he said, it's possible they could have grafted two different hibs to rootstock, but this is less likely. I doubt they'd go through the trouble, unless it was specified, plus the price would be much higher than that of a non-grafted hibiscus..
Enjoy your bi-colored hib...Toni

RE: 2 color on one plant

Does one of the limbs come from very low on the plant? It may be a grafted plant and the rootstock ( a different color) may have sprouted a limb which is now blooming.

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