Hibiscus help..please

beverlysc(8a SC)August 22, 2009

I planted seeds that were supposed to be white texas star hibiscus and when they bloomed this week they turned out to be burgundy...not white. The plant reached almost 8 feet tall and has leaves like a texas star hibiscus. The flower looks like a Lord Baltimore but it's burgundy..not red. If anybody knows what this is please let me know. Many thanks and happy gardening. Bev.

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if you send me a pic, i could post if for ya, :') heck, you could send it to yourself, and then post it. **grin** i want to see it, its got to be gorgeous!! **big smile** ~medo

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 10:12PM
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this is bev's hibiscus, very gorgeous!!! i so, want her!!! **grin** :') ~medo

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 12:16AM
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beverlysc(8a SC)

Got an email from a lady named Kristi and she thinks it's a Hibiscus cannabinus kenaf. Looked it up and it sure does look like the ones posted in Daves garden. Many thanks. Bev.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 9:27AM
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boy that sure is a beauty!! i was looking at it last night, and WOW!! i think, she will look good on the north side, so suni can see the blooms!! **big smile** do the hummingbirds go for it? i still have to get me more hummingibrd plants!! my goal is to have a huge hummingbird garden for her!! **big smile** ~medo

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 5:41PM
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Oh you just have to love genetics!! Which is why your white flower seeds produced a burgundy/gorgeous flower. In order to get true to type you have to do stem cuttings. Otherwise you cant tell what genes will be dominant. I have the white texas star, and am saving seed. I hope I can get the results you did! That is awesome!!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2009 at 7:30AM
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