Hibiscus forum: Tri color hibiscus

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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
Sep 21, 2014 6:18 PM CST
I have one of these, and I grow it for the foliage only. It's at least seven years old. It has only bloomed once. I love it. Does anyone else grow this?
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 22, 2014 7:22 PM CST
I have two of them, Mardi Gras and Red Hot and the leaves are beautiful! I don't have good pictures of the foliage since they were new plants when I took the pictures. These guys are Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which are Tropical Hibiscus and not hardy. I have to keep mine in the greenhouse in Winter.

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Are you familiar with Hibiscus acetosella, Haight Ashbury? It's a hardy hibiscus and has beautiful leaves too.

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Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Sep 24, 2014 7:04 PM CST
Annie could you tell me where you were able to obtain the Hibiscus acetosella. Thanks
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 24, 2014 7:10 PM CST
I received some cuttings in a trade a few years ago.
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Frillylily
Sep 25, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Haight Ashbury')

This? says it is only hardy to zone 11.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 25, 2014 3:15 PM CST
My H. acetosella Red Shield survives my zone 8 winter .. haven't tried it yet on the Haight Ashbury.

I checked the database and it says hardy to zone 9 minimum and zone 11 maximum.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 25, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I lost a Haight Ashbury here in zone 9 years ago.
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2014 7:07 AM CST
At our old house I planted Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Red Hot') and Variegated Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen') as well as one that I can't remember the name of but it had variegated foliage and really beautiful blooms that looked like striped peppermint candy! It was my favorite tropical hibiscus of all time but unfortunately that one and the Red Hot Hibiscus were killed by harsh winter freezes. The Snow Queen is still growing in that yard.



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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
May 30, 2015 12:20 AM CST
Mine doesn't look like any of the above pics. If I pinch it now and then, it retains the tri-color variegation.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 30, 2015 7:00 AM CST
Actually yours looks right .. though it does desperately need a bigger pot. Also they do best in full sun.
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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
May 30, 2015 5:42 PM CST
It gets mostly full sun, or at least 4-5 hours. It's in a west window. Really? It needs a bigger pot? It's in a 6" pot. Should I go up to 8"? I didn't realize... *Blush*
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Xeramtheum
May 30, 2015 7:20 PM CST
If it's got a lot of roots coming out of the bottom holes go 2 inches bigger.
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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
May 30, 2015 11:52 PM CST
There aren't any roots coming out of the bottom holes. So I guess I'll put it into an 8 inch. Thanks for telling me!
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jul 21, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:I have two of them, Mardi Gras and Red Hot and the leaves are beautiful! I don't have good pictures of the foliage since they were new plants when I took the pictures. These guys are Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which are Tropical Hibiscus and not hardy. I have to keep mine in the greenhouse in Winter.

Thumb of 2014-09-23/Xeramtheum/119689 Thumb of 2014-09-23/Xeramtheum/d2db7e

Are you familiar with Hibiscus acetosella, Haight Ashbury? It's a hardy hibiscus and has beautiful leaves too.

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What color bloom does that Hardy variegated get?
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 21, 2015 2:02 PM CST
It's red. I think all H. acetosella are red.

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kareoke
Jul 22, 2015 6:29 AM CST
I love those leaves, where can I buy Hibiscus acetosella
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 22, 2015 6:57 AM CST
I almost lost my Haight Ashbury over winter. I have 2 small cuttings that I'm babying along to make more cuttings.
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