Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio Bloody Mary

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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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Dec 29, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio Bloody Mary').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio Bloody Mary') .

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Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio Bloody Mary')

Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Dec 29, 2015 6:24 PM CST
I have a large but rather spindly looking shrub in my yard; *Blush* spindly because I never seem to get around to pruning it to shape. I can't really offer any cultural tips because this shrub just does it's thing without much help from me. It gets watered when the irrigation system is on and never gets fertilized but it blooms almost year round and has a few flowers even now, in late December.
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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Dec 30, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Received this plant as a rooted cutting so it is still small but I did get a bloom from it. I've not seen such an unusual bloom and it is one of my favorite hibiscus. This is still in a pot but am looking for a place in ground to transplant in the spring.
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22

Jan 2, 2016 5:34 PM CST
I have El Capitolo, like the second message photos...have had it for years as a house plant. I also have El Capitolo Sport, which is a peach color, and the plant is huge! got both at the same time as wood...the sport is 4X the size of the red, but flowers just as heavily. I am hoping to use both in a breeding plan I am working on...they are both blooming now and have been for about a month, will be done soon for a 6 month break, they bloom faithfully every 6 months!

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