Photo of Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis): Tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis). Yellow, white, red with rain drops

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Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Aug 29, 2015 9:36 PM CST
What i love so much about this image is the story behind it. There had been a tropical storm the night before i snapped this photo. The storm lasted no more than about an hour and a half, but there was wind, heavy, heavy rain, and hail and yet the bloom looks like it had experienced nothing more than a leisurely bath. I was surprised to see the bloom whole the next morning because the petals are so delicate-looking. Perhaps all the Tropical Hibiscuses (or all Hibiscuses) have this ability to weather such a downpour of water and hail, but i had never noticed it before so specifically. So delicate-looking and yet so strong, another one of Mother Nature's tricks; amazing.

tot607
Sep 20, 2015 1:58 AM CST
How lovely. Delicate looking yet strong. I have a braided tropical hibiscus tree about 1-1/2 years old. I live in california and keep it potted and outdoors all year long because temps don't get too cold here during winter. Flowers are deep orange, yellow and peach.
Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
Butterflies Organic Gardener Tropicals Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter
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vitrsna
Sep 20, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP tot. There is so much available at this website, so explore, participate, and enjoy! Love the unique color combination of your braided hibiscus and will look forward to seeing a photo of it when you get settled in. I am thinking it must be a real beauty Smiling

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