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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 7, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's Hibiscus of the Day is Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Mahogany Splendor').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Mahogany Splendor') .

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Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella 'Mahogany Splendor')
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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 8, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Although cultivars don't generally come true from seed, it appears that this one does. I have added this to my want list.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Sep 13, 2015 1:09 AM CST
'Mahogany Splendor' is actually a seed-strain from PanAmerican Seed. It has especially pretty leaves that are more finely cut than some H. acetosella seed-strains.

I just recently researched it a bit because I got a giant plant at a nursery's tropical plants clearance sale for only 3 dollars. The plant is bigger and wider than me and barely fit in the car. It's also a little prickly which made it extra fun to wrestle! Hilarious! I know I could just grow it from seed, but a pack of seeds would likely cost more than what I paid. I'm hoping for some blooms this fall and seed set. I'm planning to taxi it to the garage, if needed, on cold nights. If I succeed, then I'll put your name on some, Jay. Smiling


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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Dec 28, 2015 2:08 AM CST
Jay, do you happen to know if this species will self-pollinate in the absence of pollinators?

The reason that I ask is that I discovered that this plant has been blooming away in the garage without my noticing it or pollinating it. I'm hoping to catch it blooming and "play bee" soon. Smiling
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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
Dec 28, 2015 6:06 AM CST
I have no idea. I would think playing bee is your best bet.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Dec 28, 2015 3:22 PM CST
Thanks, Jay! Smiling
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