Hibiscus forum: inquiry

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Debra123
Aug 15, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Does the Texas star Hibiscus exist in Yellow? Does anyone know if you could cross pollinate a white Texas Star with a yellow tropical Hibiscus and get a yellow Texas Star?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 15, 2016 4:04 PM CST
I have never seen Hibiscus coccineus (Texas Star) in yellow. You probably would not be able to cross H. coccineus with H. rosa-sinensis (Tropical), but it could be fun to try. I've wanted to try hybridizing across different sections to see what was possible.
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Aug 16, 2016 7:57 AM CST
Debra,
Not sure if this is germane, but I grew commercially offered seeds of Hibiscus coccinea called "Chatooga Gold" a few years ago. My thinking was that perhaps the "Gold" referred to chartreuse foliage. Neither the blooms nor the foliage were gold nor in any way suggested yellow.
The only apparent difference was that the bloom color was pink.



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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
Aug 16, 2016 4:14 PM CST
poisondartfrog said:Debra,
Not sure if this is germane, but I grew commercially offered seeds of Hibiscus coccinea called "Chatooga Gold" a few years ago. My thinking was that perhaps the "Gold" referred to chartreuse foliage. Neither the blooms nor the foliage were gold nor in any way suggested yellow.
The only apparent difference was that the bloom color was pink.


Where did you get it? I can find no reference to it online, other than links back to NGA.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Aug 16, 2016 6:11 PM CST
I believe it was GeoSeed. Most years they offer the species Hibiscus coccineus and "Chatooga Gold." I just checked the 2016-17 catalog and this year they offer only the "Chatooga Gold."

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