Sunday, October 02, 2011

Hardy Hibiscus

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

Wow the Hardy Hibiscus were amazing this year. They all returned from the winter and had a show stopping month of flowering. ‘Luna Blush’ was leading the charge and is still throwing out a couple of flowers. The foliage got a little ratty but that didn’t matter as all eyes were upon the beautiful floral display. The compact habit of this plant combined with the large flowers was hard to ignore.

Sunday of course mean it is time for Today’s Flowers. Take a peek at flowers from all over the world.

Sunday also means a bonus picture here. Another of the rainy day flowers. I must profess ignorance about the species and name of this plant. It has to be hardy since this was taken in a bit of a wild area of a parking lot. The vine was big and well entrenched among the native Cedar Trees. The yellow was pretty and the whole vine only had a few flowers on it. Normally they bloom much earlier in this area. It was pretty to look at and I was glad that I didn’t have the responsibility of removing it from the trees.

Yellow Honeysuckle




Digital Flower Pictures said...

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Karin M. said...

A great photo ... the hibiscus looks fantastic ...
LG: Karin

SandyCarlson said...

Your hibiscus is amazing.

Dad and mom had one from BJs that grew and grew and grew outside after a crazy winter growing inside. the hibiscus now has a post code. Gotta love it!

Cloudia said...

so lovely

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

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Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes