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Name: Michael Hamilton
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
Region: Texas Hibiscus Plumerias Cactus and Succulents
Sep 28, 2014 2:08 PM CST
This is an unusual flower for a tropical hibiscus in that the flowers tend to be different from one bloom to the next. The photo here shows a particularly pink version of the flower, but other flowers have a greyish-purple shade mixed in as well, which is where I assume the "Smokey Mountain" name comes from. Wish it were more consistent with it's bloom colors, but in a way it's kind cool to have these little differences in flowers. It gives the plant a bit of mystery.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Sep 28, 2014 2:42 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Blondmyk.

It certainly is an interesting aspect of the plant. Each day or each bud is a surprise. Enjoy. It's lovely.

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