Hibiscus forum: First Bloom of the year.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Jun 4, 2014 6:16 PM CST
This is my first Hibiscus bloom of the year.
Hibiscus moscheutos subsp. lasiocarpos

Thumb of 2014-06-05/Horntoad/2c8506 Thumb of 2014-06-05/Horntoad/d54245 Thumb of 2014-06-05/Horntoad/61cfbd


Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
Jun 4, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Very beautiful.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jun 5, 2014 3:54 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish every day
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Jun 6, 2014 4:34 AM CST
Gorgeous bloom, Jay. The first of many to come, I hope.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jun 6, 2014 9:35 AM CST
Beautiful indeed! It's odd that Hibiscus don't seem to have a scent .. has anyone ever noticed a scent on their hibiscus?
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Jun 6, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Lovely, Jay! Lovey dubby I really like the bit of petal separation on that. I don't understand why that has been breed out of so many of the new cultivars to the point where they end up looking perfectly round. A bit of a star shape is prettier to my eye.

Sweetly scented flowers are often moth pollinated. Are there any Hibiscus that are primarily moth pollinated?

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