Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus 'Moy Grande')

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 5, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus 'Moy Grande').

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Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus 'Moy Grande') .

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Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus 'Moy Grande')
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Oct 5, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Hibiscus 'Moy Grande' is promoted as the largest open face Hibiscus in the world. It is the result of a phenomenon called "hybrid vigor" where the child plant is superior to either parent. In this case the Hibiscus 'Southern Belle' with it's eight inch blooms was cross with Hibiscus grandiflorus ten inches blooms to create Hibiscus 'Moy Grande' with blooms up to twelve inches. 'Moy Grande was created by Ying Doon Moy of The San Antonio Botanical Garden. He was responsible for the creation of hundreds of different hybrids, including Hibiscus, Ginger, Roses, Papayas and many others, but he is best remembered for this Hibiscus. The name 'Moy Grande' is a play on words, with Mr. Moy's name substituted for the word "muy" in the phrase muy grande which means very big in spanish.
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