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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 18, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Water Hibiscus

A water hibiscus in our pond.....grows to 8ft each year.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Wow, this makes a nice banner. I'd love to see a full pic of this plant.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 18, 2018 8:08 PM CST
@plantmanager Thank You!

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Here is a pic of the bloom with a very impressive visitor....
http://cal3d.com/NGA2017/manti...
Rollover the image to see the details in the shadow. Smiling


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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Very cool photo!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 18, 2018 9:01 PM CST
Um...wow! Blinking That full image with visitor is great. A little scary, but great. Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jan 18, 2018 9:43 PM CST
Great banner Cal!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 19, 2018 2:17 AM CST
Glad y'all liked it. Big Grin

BTW, the water hibiscus is strange.......it floats in the pond, and puts out several
tall stalks......6-8 ft tall with several blooms per stalk. I'd never seen one here
until we found one at a water lily nursery.
I just found out it's a native to the southeast USA.
https://www.todayshomeowner.co...

In the fall, I just cut the dead stalks to ~6". I have lots of seeds if anyone wants
to try growing them. The plant was expensive (~$50?) because it was fairly large when
we bought it about 7yrs ago, but has doubled in size since.

It put out only 1 stalk first year.....now has ~5-7. Smiling
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Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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carolem
Jan 19, 2018 2:30 AM CST
hadn't heard of this plant before now Cal; great banner Smiling !
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jan 19, 2018 6:15 AM CST
Great banner, Cal. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 19, 2018 8:51 AM CST
Thanks for introducing us to this interesting plant.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jan 19, 2018 9:57 AM CST
Cal this is gorgeous Drooling Drooling Drooling
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 19, 2018 12:43 PM CST
Thank You! Everyone. Smiling

Please treemail me if you'd like some seeds (free).
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