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Photo of Texas Star Hibiscus

Posted by girlsaylorz9a 9a (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 31, 04 at 10:02

Thanks to Luchina, I have this lovely bloom this morning. The Texas Star Hibiscus is gorgous, and they are so easy. Best of all, they seem to be pest-free and heat-loving. I think I will have to grow more of the hibiscus family. :-)

girlsaylor


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RE: Photo of Texas Star Hibiscus

That's some looker!
Pat


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Have you seen the white version of the Texas Star? It's just as pretty as the red.


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  • Posted by BarbC 8 coastal SC (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 18, 04 at 6:01

The white one is incorrectly ID'ed as a Texas Star - its has a different name. Similar leaves, though.


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BarbC-What's the I.D. of the white one?
Lynn


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My daughter in Seabrook, TX, sent me seeds for Texas Star Hibiscus. I planted them inside and transplanted two in the Spring. They grew a little but not really impressive. Then here in Virginia we had a lot of snow and ice. One died and the other made it through and is blooming it's head off. The humming birds love it! I was teased because it looks like a "grass" plant and they thought I'd be arrested but now they're impressed with the showey blooms.


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Thanks for that beautiful photo of the Texas Star. I bought a hardy hibiscus last year but it had no name. Now it does. Wasn't sure it was the same one- didn't know it was hardy to NH 'cause of the name. It's a beauty, that's for sure. Real late bloomer here. Just flowered today 9/24. Been waiting all summer and it's sure worth the wait. Jan


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i recommend you think about staking them, I lost one last year in a wind storm. Kept last years seed pods and now have about 40 of them in 4" pots about 3" tall. Very lovely plants.


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Love the bloom, my two are of a different color as well as pedal shapes. Lost my white one which I see listed as Texas Star Hibiscus also. It isn't even a Texas but Florida and Louisiana native, I believe we were the ones who gave its name. I know plants are ID'ed by root, stem, leaf, bloom and seeds and I can't see any difference so I will continue to call them all Texas Star Hibiscus. The thing I enjoy is the beauty of the plant for me it takes over 2 years before they become large enough to really produce a lot of blooms. Here they can get quite large over 10-15 foot tall. I expect to start many more in the next few years. Right now I have more seeds than I have any use for but then I guess I will have to try to find homes for them. So far my neighbors only enjoy them when I have gotten them large enough to move them to their homes.
Paul


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I have a white & a red texas star hibiscus and have collected the pods that have fallen off. how do i get the seeds.


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