Plant Database forum: Tropical Hibiscus 'Candy Stripper'

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skylark
Aug 25, 2016 11:42 AM CST
I have a pic from Longwood gardens of TH 'Candy Striper' - it is quite different from the other cultivar TH 'Candy Stripe'.
We also have 'Candy Stripper'.
this is a link to their pic in plantfinder
https://plantexplorer.longwoodgardens.org//weboi/oecgi2.exe/...
Is it possible there is a mix up in naming : Striper vs Stripper? and which one is correct?
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zuzu
Aug 25, 2016 12:21 PM CST

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The picture in your link is a photo of 'Candy Stripper.' The name is misspelled in the Longwood link. The Hibiscus was registered as Candy Stripper.
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2016 12:28 PM CST
I searched the International Hibiscus Society website and it lists the following two but 'Candy Striper' came back with 0 records so I guess it is possible that Longwood Gardens has the name misspelled.

Candy Stripe: http://www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/SEArchive/cvdata...
Candy Stripper: http://www.internationalhibiscussociety.org/SEArchive/cvdata...

The one listed at Longwood Gardens website listed as 'Candy Striper' does look different than those two above: https://plantexplorer.longwoodgardens.org/weboi/oecgi2.exe/I...
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Aug 25, 2016 12:44 PM CST

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I think the Longwood photo looks exactly like Candy Stripper. It's possible that someone at Longwood assumed the name was spelled incorrectly and "corrected" it. 'Candy Stripper' is probably an intentional misspelling of the common term 'Candy Striper,' to convey a more risque meaning, and it's also possible that the hybridizer simply couldn't spell well and meant to name the plant 'Candy Striper,' but it is the official name of the plant.
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skylark
Aug 25, 2016 12:45 PM CST
Thank You!
great link to society pics!
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