Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus - 2014

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 31, 2014 7:32 AM CST
My El Capitolio - Tequila Sunrise is the first to bloom! The Bloody Mary is not too far behind as I see color on a bud. Of course it had to bloom on a branch that was pretty much sitting on the ground.

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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
May 31, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Beautiful! Mine have a long way to go before I see any blooms.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 31, 2014 1:03 PM CST
The colors on this one are amazing! I'm actually running a bit late! In looking back at past years, I usually got my first Tropical Hibiscus flowers around the first week of May.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 6, 2014 10:09 AM CST
El Capitolio Bloody Mary was sure prolific today! I don't recall ever seeing so many blooms on this bush at once!


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My Pavonia praemorsa gave me a surprise! This is the first flower of the year. It went the color of what is usually the veining! It's suppose to be yellow with the reddish veining. I'm going to hand pollinate this one and tag it .. might have a sport here.

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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 6, 2014 10:11 AM CST
All pretty! The color on that Pavonia is fun! Big Grin
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 6, 2014 11:30 AM CST
Interesting too .. I'm new to this genus so I don't know if this sort of thing is a normal quirk or not.
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Danita
Jun 6, 2014 11:43 AM CST
I've never grown that species so I've no clue. I googled and saw photos of some with buds that color that opened to yellow. Some still had a blush of the reddish color, though. I wonder if your reddish flower will fade to yellow, too. Shrug!
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Rose1656
Jun 7, 2014 4:50 AM CST
The red one is very pretty, but the yellow is gorgeous! The tropical pics of your blooms are so bright and pretty. Makes me wish I had more room to over winter them inside.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 7, 2014 7:02 AM CST
The reddish flower never got anywhere close to yellow .. I've tagged it .. wish more would bloom to see if it was just a fluke.
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Name: Ron
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rattlebox
Jun 8, 2014 7:02 AM CST
Since you tagged the flower (for seed, if I understand you right), you'll know which branch it is on. If it blooms additional red flowers, you might want to take a cutting and start a red-flowered plant. I'd also be curious how the seed came out.

This happened to me in a bed of Purslane 'Fairytale Cinderella'

All of a sudden there was a pure white flower. I removed that branch, cut the (so far non-blooming) side branches off, and planted all these pieces in another bed. When they bloomed, some were the original yellow/fuchsia color, but some were white. I now have a bed area of all white!

With the Purslane, apparently this has happened before, as there is an all-white cultivar called 'Fairytale Snow White'.

So maybe you'll be able to create your own cultivar, Pavonia 'Xeramtheum Red'!

Good luck with it!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 8, 2014 7:55 AM CST
That's really awesome .. I love it when plants have spontaneous mutations and create sports! When I went out this morning I noticed the ovaries were larger so it looks like I might get some seeds and keeping my fingers crossed this particular branch will bloom again and I get the same results.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 9, 2014 2:56 PM CST
Did you get more mutant red flowers, Anne?

I scored a little plant of Hib. Schitzopetalus at a Selby Gardens sale last fall, and just 'rediscovered it when it popped a crazy little fringed flower. Now Rolling my eyes. I guess I'll have to pot it up and start taking care of it. Big Grin

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 9, 2014 3:32 PM CST
Looks great! My Chinese Lantern Hib seems a bit reluctant to bloom this year. The Pavonia keeps throwing out yellow and the red flowers - more yellow though - so I think this is the norm for it.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 21, 2014 8:35 AM CST
Sun Showers and Double Orange finally bloomed!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 28, 2014 9:22 AM CST
Since I started using that Hibiscus specific fertilizer I noticed that I was getting more buds when it was getting close to feeding time, once a month. I stopped using the food and the plants are starting to bloom. I'm thinking I may have been using too much.

Chinese Lantern, El Capitolio Tequila Sunrise, Sunshowers

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