Plant ID forum: Help to identify?

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DebWagner37
Oct 8, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Just moved into new home. We've this planted in what looks to be an intentional landscape feature. Not really fond of it, but would love to know what it is and maybe how to care for it since we'll be having winter in Nebraska soonish.
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ctcarol
Oct 8, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) maybe?
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gardengus
Oct 9, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Looks a lot like a hardy hibiscus , the type with red leaves.
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gardengus
Oct 9, 2016 12:19 PM CST
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Hi Debwagner37, Welcome!

I agree, those leaves look a lot like those of Hardy Hibiscus but for a more exact ID, we'd need to have a description or photo of the bloom.

One for comparison: Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos 'Kopper King')


Another photo of Kopper King can be viewed here: http://www.missouribotanicalga...

Castor Bean has larger, wider leaves:
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