Plant ID forum: A Hibiscus was in this pot...

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 23, 2014 10:23 AM CST
I received this picture...asking for an ID. Was told that this came up in pot that last year had been an Hibiscus.
I thought it looked similar to a Hibiscus mutabilis. Confederate Rose.
I don't grow Hibiscus, so I'm not sure...So, I'm looking for opinions...
Thanks!

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Sep 23, 2014 10:59 AM CST
It looks like a hibiscus to me...
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 23, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I thought it looked like Hibiscus too. I'm waiting to get a little more info, and maybe find out why she doesn't think it is. Shrug!

Thanks porkpal.

I'll leave this open for a little bit longer...See if there are any other opinions out there....
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 1:16 PM CST
It does look like a Hibiscus of some sort. The leaves remind me a bit of Scarlet Rose Mallow
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Name: stone
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stone
Sep 23, 2014 3:31 PM CST
Looks similar to a rose of sharon seedling...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 23, 2014 4:45 PM CST
As stone suggested, check out Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Once it blooms you will surely be able to get a more exact ID but it does appear to be a Hibiscus of some sort.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 24, 2014 5:41 AM CST
Thanks all! I felt for sure it was Hibiscus also.
She said that she bought this last year, and it bloomed beautifully with red flowers, all year long. It came back for her this year with nothing but the leaves...No sign of budding or blooming at all. I'll have to ask her if she's been feeding it. Rolling my eyes.
Thank You! again!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 24, 2014 6:03 AM CST
Ask her if she remembers the red blooms looking like this Scarlet Rose Mallow, also called Texas Star Hibiscus:
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