Friday, September 04, 2009

Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos
(hi-BIS-kus) (mos-KEW-tos)
Synonyms: Swamp Mallow, Rose Mallow

This Hibiscus was marked ‘Cherry Brandy’ but that wasn’t true because it isn’t all red. So even if it isn’t the right name it sure was a beautiful flower. If you are gong to buy this plant it is usually better to think about planting it a little earlier in the season. Yesterday I wanted to get a couple for the planting job we are doing now and they had all sprawled over at the three different nurseries that I visited.

Tomorrow starts the big holiday weekend in the US and the unofficial end of summer. Three days off in a row that sure is going to be nice.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I love the big dinner plate sized Hibiscus blooms....especially the pink ones!

Unknown said...

That first shot is especially lovely. Is that the hibiscus foliage that is casting an interesting shadow on the petals, or something nearby in the garden?

Dawn said...

I love the shadows on the first shot.

SandyCarlson said...

I love that first one. Seems to be autographed in shadows.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I am not what the shadows are from, just a lucky catch. At least it wasn't my big head which often shows up when I don't account for the sun's angle.