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mplant14
Jul 31, 2016 5:23 PM CST
Hi there

anyone know what this flower is called.
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plantladylin
Jul 31, 2016 5:39 PM CST
Hi mplant14, Welcome! That lovely bloom looks like Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
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AnnaZ
Aug 1, 2016 9:03 AM CST
I agree with hibiscus.
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mplant14
Aug 1, 2016 3:39 PM CST
I thought that hisbuis grows only one
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mplant14
Aug 1, 2016 3:40 PM CST
I thought that hisbuis grows only in the tropical country, yet it seem to grow in Canada. How is it possible?
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 1, 2016 3:49 PM CST
There are hardy hibiscus, and there are also tropical hibiscus. I'm thinking that one might be a hardy hibiscus flower - they do grow very large flowers and I've seen them that color before, too.

Something like this: Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos Luna™ Rose)

Also lots of people keep tropical hibiscus as house plants and put them outside in the summer. Where did you get that flower, anyway? Was it on a bush in the ground or on a potted plant? Here's another with flowers that look very similar to yours.

Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)
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mplant14
Aug 1, 2016 6:16 PM CST
It actually from a plant in the ground. I'm from Canada and it is a plant that remains outdoor all year round. I was trying to grow a similar plant but it die. I don't know how this one survive the winter.
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2016 6:55 PM CST
If it's planted in the ground in Canada it definitely is not a Tropical Hibiscus. The bloom sure looked like H. rosa-sinensis to me but it's likely H. moscheutos. https://www.veseys.com/ca/en/learn/guide/bulbinfo/hardyhibis...
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sooby
Aug 1, 2016 7:08 PM CST
mplant14 said:It actually from a plant in the ground. I'm from Canada and it is a plant that remains outdoor all year round. I was trying to grow a similar plant but it die. I don't know how this one survive the winter.


Hardy hibiscus, Hibiscus moscheutos, will survive the winter in Toronto, I'm further north and east of you and a hardiness zone or two colder, and I saw some in a garden near here just this morning. Your best bet is to go to a garden centre that sells perennials. Some garden centres and supermarkets sell the tender Hibiscus rosa-sinensis as a summer only plant. If you want to keep that kind over winter you would need to bring it indoors before it gets too cold in fall.
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Horntoad
Aug 1, 2016 8:07 PM CST
mplant14 said:I thought that hisbuis grows only in the tropical country, yet it seem to grow in Canada. How is it possible?

There are somewhere between 200 and 300 hundred species of Hibiscus that grow wild all over the world. There are actually two species that are native to Canada, Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus laevis. This almost surely H. moscheutos or one of it cultivars. @mplant14 is this plant from the wild or is it one that was obtained from a nursery? The is are pink varieties of wild H. moschuetos, but there are also many pink cultivars. H. moscheutos always dies to the ground in the winter even here in the Southern US, but it comes back from the roots in the spring are early summer.
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mplant14
Aug 7, 2016 6:20 PM CST
It from my aunt garden. I think she got it from someone who brought from a store

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