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Jun 23, 2018 1:49 PM CST
New Rochelle, NY
We had a landscaper redo our shrubs and plants last fall, so we're getting to see most of them in full bloom for the first time this year. There's no sign of a bloom in this guy yet, so I'm wondering if it's something intentionally planted or an uninvited visitor taking advantage of my patience!

Any help would be appreciated!


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Jun 23, 2018 2:36 PM CST
Name: Janine
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Hibiscus coccineus/Texas Star?
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Jun 23, 2018 11:01 PM CST
Name: rosewater84
South Texas (Zone 9a)
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Jun 23, 2018 11:03 PM CST
Name: rosewater84
South Texas (Zone 9a)
Not Texas star, I have one of those. It isn't forming a tree otherwise the leaves almost look like a Guava. Looks like the right stem is having some growth issues. Is it the only one there?
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Jun 23, 2018 11:27 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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Maybe an Abelmoschus. Looks like a couple of flower buds are visible in the photo?
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Jun 23, 2018 11:27 PM CST
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It does look like a Hibiscus though. I'd wait to see what happens.
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Jun 24, 2018 5:38 AM CST
Name: Sue
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rosewater84 said:Not Texas star, I have one of those. It isn't forming a tree otherwise the leaves almost look like a Guava. Looks like the right stem is having some growth issues. Is it the only one there?


I think the right stem is probably fasciated.
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Jun 24, 2018 1:04 PM CST
New Rochelle, NY
sooby said:

I think the right stem is probably fasciated.



Anything I can do to help that?
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Jun 24, 2018 1:08 PM CST
Name: Sue
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Fredmertz said:

Anything I can do to help that?


No, it's just aberrant growth that happens sometimes with plants.
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Jun 24, 2018 1:42 PM CST
New Rochelle, NY
sooby said:

No, it's just aberrant growth that happens sometimes with plants.



Thanks -- any impact on future generations of the plant?
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Jun 24, 2018 1:46 PM CST
Name: Sue
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Fredmertz said:

Thanks -- any impact on future generations of the plant?


Shouldn't be, they don't usually repeat it.
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Jul 7, 2018 8:17 AM CST
New Rochelle, NY
So back to this guy. Is this thing going to flower? These "pods" have been around for the last 10 days or so and not opened up...
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Jul 7, 2018 12:40 PM CST
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Yes. Those are flower buds.
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Jul 7, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Name: Vickie
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No idea what this is, but you really have my curiosity up. Would love to see a picture of this after it blooms!
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Jul 8, 2018 12:18 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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Be patient , hibiscus buds take a long time to form flowers , but the longer time the more spectacular the bloom.
they will show their color before opening.

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Jul 8, 2018 4:00 PM CST
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It's a Hibiscus, most likely a hybrid which is why the leaves don't match known species. But judging by the leaf shape and flower buds, I'm almost certain that Texas Star/Hibiscus coccineus is one of the parent plants.
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Jul 10, 2018 4:38 PM CST
New Rochelle, NY
gardengus said:Be patient , hibiscus buds take a long time to form flowers , but the longer time the more spectacular the bloom.
they will show their color before opening.

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Now you've got me very excited!

To be honest, not a very handsome plant, so hopefully the blooms more than make up for it!
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Jul 22, 2018 7:20 AM CST
New Rochelle, NY
Worth the wait!
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Jul 22, 2018 1:57 PM CST
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Nice!
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Jul 22, 2018 2:41 PM CST
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Very pretty!
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