Hibiscus forum: Any suggestions on this Hibiscus?

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 29, 2015 2:38 PM CST
I picked this up at Lowe's. I'm guessing it is a variety of H. rosa-sinensis since it was mixed in with those. Any ideas on cultivar?


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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 29, 2015 2:51 PM CST
I think I found it.
Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio Peach')
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 29, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Yep, definitely El Capitolio. It comes in red and orange too!

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 30, 2015 10:04 PM CST
Hi Jay. It may be the El Capitolio cultivar Tequila Sunrise. https://toptropicals.com/cgi-b...


The Red cultivar I had 25 or 30 years ago was called El Capitolio Red Poodle . From what I have read, the first El Capitolio Hibiscus plants were from Cuba, and were thought to be a cross or H rosa-sinensis and H schizopetalus.

I can see why folks think that... http://www.missouribotanicalga...
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!
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Horntoad
Aug 31, 2015 4:21 AM CST
Thanks Jean! Unfortunately with cultivars there is no way to know for sure so I just posted it under El Capitolio.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 1, 2015 1:30 PM CST
Ohhh! very, very, nice! Which Lowe's - Beaumont or ? May have to get one!
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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!
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Horntoad
Sep 1, 2015 2:59 PM CST
I got it at Lowe's on Memorial in Port Arthur. It was the only one like that was blooming and there were none with a tag for that variety. They did have a few others varieties. I picked up three different ones.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Sep 2, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Thanks, Jay; I don't ever see these types of hibiscus in the Beaumont store - or maybe they're sold out before I see them?

I did trade with Anne, and I got the red El Capitolio from her and have enjoyed them; but your peach will be on my wish list.
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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!
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Horntoad
Sep 2, 2015 3:07 PM CST
If I am able to get cuttings this spring, I will let you know.
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