Hibiscus forum: Hibiscus Blue Tuxedo

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 17, 2014 5:45 PM CST
I grow just a few Hibiscus, but saw this one...
Does anyone grow it ? Wondering just how temperamental it might be and is it REALLY that color ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-T...
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 17, 2014 6:13 PM CST
I don't think it's really that color .. I took the liberty of removing the obvious blue cast. Here is what it would look like in normal light - original picture on left adjusted, right:

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G'Kar
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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 17, 2014 6:40 PM CST
Well darn, that's not bad either !
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 17, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Actually it's not bad at all - go for it!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 18, 2014 3:23 AM CST
Very nice. I'll have to keep that one in mind.
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Apr 18, 2014 6:14 AM CST
I have bought hosta that looked very blue in seller's pictures, and wondered what the heck I was doing wrong when they were in my gardens! I found out that I just didn't have a good enough camera! It's amazing what you can do with a digital camera...and editing programs.

Rose
Name: Rick
Vancouver Island, Canada (Zone 8a)
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RCanada
Apr 18, 2014 6:53 AM CST
I am looking forward to my seedlings from last fall to bloom this year. I received some seed from Richard (French Polynesia) of a few crosses. Never know what you get, but that will be the treat.
A lot of fun growing these.
Will show pics when they bloom.

It is amazing the color fixing that is done. Have learned what to look for with my Adeniums.
Rick
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Apr 18, 2014 7:29 AM CST
I look forward to see those! I've never grown a H. rosa-sinensis from seed .. I keep trying to cross pollinate my Tropicals but never have any luck.

Digital cameras are notorious for not correctly 'seeing' blues and purples .. even the high end ones .. and then there are the people that deliberately enhance saturation for deeper, richer colors .. that's quite common on Ebay I've found.

Here is a link to a post on another thread in Vines and Climbers where I've posted a few tips and tricks to help out the disabled cameras:

http://garden.org/thread/view_...
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
Garden Photography Echinacea Dahlias Clematis Region: Illinois Hibiscus
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Rose1656
Apr 18, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Thanks for the tip. I'll try the bracket setting and see if I can figure it out!

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