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South Jersey (Zone 7a)
Jul 20, 2016 10:16 AM CST
|I saw a ,what I think was a hibiscus.The foliage was light, airy, and somewhat marijuana-like. Definitely not hibiscus-like. The blossom was a gorgeous hot pink; luncheon plate sized ,with separated petals.Any thoughts?|
Jul 20, 2016 1:16 PM CST
|lindalecht, Hi! Yes you did see a Hibiscus that looks like marijuana.Hibiscus coccineus. Here in Texas they are swamp mallow that are called Texas Stars. I was always accused of marijuana by friends. They would not be ground hardy in New Jersey. It would make a lovely potted plant. They die back to ground level but the pot would have to be stored above freezing temps. They are just like all the other rose mallow and are slow spring starters They can be started from seed. Usually white, rarer are reds, I think pinks are in this category. Many blessings for a wonderful week!|
Jul 20, 2016 1:29 PM CST
|Our NGA member @TheCitrusGuy wrote a blog about this plant.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Jul 20, 2016 3:38 PM CST
|If it is hot pink it is probably a hybrid in that group collectively know as Hardy Hibiscus. 'Lady Baltimore' fit the description given.
I'm sure there are others.
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