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This is the second year for this plant, the first year no flowers but this year absolutely stunning…....8 flowers over 2 weeks. Unfortunately each flower only lasts for 1 day.
-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!
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417 posts in 1372 dayshardiness zone 4
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14534 posts in 2338 dayshardiness zone 5b
posted 1372 days ago
oooooh beautiful. Just one day – well that makes it extra special, doesn’t it! dreaming of “colour” ... thanks for sharing!
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)
1598 posts in 1555 dayshardiness zone 11
posted 1371 days ago
This is the first time I am seeing a water Hebiscus. It is looking very attractive. How do you propagate it? Hibiscus flower generally lasts only for one day.Sharad
-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein
4181 posts in 1601 dayshardiness zone 5b
Absolutely beautiful flowers and I think your water gardens are lovely. I don’t have any experience with water gardening, but I like the way yours look.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi
4935 posts in 1968 dayshardiness zone 5a
Stunning flower, Davidc61. I note that you are in zone 4, and in Australia. I am quite impressed with it. Are they readily available in your area? I don’t know of any sources here in Canada.
BTW. Welcome to GT. It is good to see you participating already, and posting pictures. We LOVE to see other gardener’s work. LOL
-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown
921 posts in 1753 dayshardiness zone 5a
spectacular color, do you have any seeds available?
-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9
867 posts in 1436 dayshardiness zone 4b
jroot – Adelaide is Aussie zone 4 which is equivalent to US zone 10. I’m in US zone 8/9 and I’m as far south as Tasmania. ( By Aussie standards I would be in a zone 2/3 which in NA would probably be interpreted that I live in the arctic!)
see Australia hardiness zones
-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau
268 posts in 1587 dayshardiness zone 5
posted 1370 days ago
Beautiful water Hibiscus. Wow! Didn’t know you can grow hibiscus in water! Fantastic!Thanks for sharing.
7368 posts in 2118 dayshardiness zone 5a
What a beautiful flower.Thanks for sharing it.
-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more
25 posts in 1723 dayshardiness zone 9b
posted 1365 days ago
This is Hibiscus coccineus. They grow in wet mucky places here in Florida. It’s different than the standard hibiscus, which is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. I’d love to have one of these, but I have a moratorium on new plants for a while. At least until I take some more trees down.
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