Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus in photos

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Justin
Apr 15, 2014 8:26 AM CST
Bought in May 2012

Hibiscus 'Cosmic Dancer', breed developed by Bobby Dupont and Robert Gerlich (Cajun Hibiscus).

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Planted in the garden he continued to dance

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showing his Cosmic Beauty

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It survived well in winter 2012-2013 (zone 9a), but the last winter ... harsh winter of 2013-2014, it ... flew in Cosmos. Sad

Justin
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 15, 2014 8:39 AM CST
That's a stunner, Justin. Phooey on the loss. Will you try it again?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
South Texas (Zone 9a)
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Justin
Apr 18, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Thank you Tee!
I wish to try but ... I will see. I don't have good conditions to keep, by winter, the plants inside the house or to protect them.
However, this hibiscus is gorgeous. I'm sure if I was able to plant it in more sunniest spot in the garden, the blooming would have been more abundant. But need protection by winter, or in some winters like the last. (It is about zone 9a)
Justin
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Apr 19, 2014 3:53 AM CST
I know that feeling. That's why I have no tropical Hibiscuses at this time. I'm always tempted but just don't have space to keep them indoors during the winter. And this last winter was very cold. Sad
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America Region: Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Cactus and Succulents Purslane
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Justin
May 5, 2014 2:22 PM CST
Hibiscus 'Cosmic Dancer', I planted it in my daughter's garden.
Pictures taken last year in my garden.
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From three hibiscus, only two survived the last winter. But one has only two big leaves, on a sprig appearing at the root.


Justin

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