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kathy
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Hibiscus

I have one hibiscus that bloomed today. Anyone else grow them?

  Hibiscus 'Petra'

kathy
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I learned something this summer.  Mine was so tall and spindly even if I sprayed the stem every day.  Then I was shopping in Eastern MA and at a nursery, the owner told me what heavy feeders they are.  I started fertilizing twice a week.  What a difference it made.  There are leaves sprouting all over the long stem now.

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kathy
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Today's bloom of Hibiscus Petra.

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kathy
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This has been blooming on and off all winter. Thought I would catch a bloom today.

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faybill
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A couple of my hibiscus.

Melbourne, Australia

Lex
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Hi Faybill,

The photo of one of the Hibiscus you posted as Winter Cheer (should be Winter Show) is also known as Fiji Pink...this may be undescribed HIbiscus species from Fiji. I am researching Fiji Hibiscus but live in Melbourne and would love to see your plant. My phone number is 03 93043441 if you can call me sometime, with many thanks, Dr Lex Thomson

 

faybill
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Hi Lex,

I only have the 4 hibiscus I posted but you are welcome to come see them. I am retired so home at most times you can call me on 0393914581.

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Hi Bill, great to meet you and see your amazing collection of orchids. Thank you very much for the cuttings of the Fiji Pink (Winter Show) HIbiscus. The gardenia is Gardenina thumbergiana. ...Summer cheers, Lex

kathy
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Very pretty, Bill. I like that Winter Cheer name!

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nursiah perkasa
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My white and pink hibiscus

Jakarta, Indonesia 

kathy
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Very nice! I love that warm pink!

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nursiah perkasa
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White hibiscus. Blooming in my front yard today

Jakarta, Indonesia 

kathy
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They look so pure. I love white flowers!

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nursiah perkasa
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This morning

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kathy
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Love them!

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nursiah perkasa
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Pink hibiscus. This morning

 

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kathy
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That one really pops!

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kathy
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A surprise flower on H. Petra today.

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Jo
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This is a beauty.  My hibiscus has buds but has yet to bloom this summer.  I wonder why?

 

kathy
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Hmmmmm....?

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kathy
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Best show on H. Petra ever!

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faybill
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a couple of Hibiscus in flower this morning.

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Lex
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Hi Faybill...repeating an ealier post...the generally used name for this lovely Hibiscus is Fiji Pink (but now it sometimes called Winter Show). This may well be an undescribed species from Fiji...would love to see your plant as I live in Melbourne, Dr Lex Thomson

 

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Oh, nice!!!

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kathy
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faybill
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2 hibiscus this evening

 

Melbourne, Australia

faybill
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Winter Cheer looking happier this afternoon.

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kathy
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I hope this means that your weather has cooled down, Bill.

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Lindsey
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Seen at my local "Big Box " store yesterday....a 5 gallon pot for $29.99

a little too rich for me ..but will you look at these crazy colors???!

 

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

faybill
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Would like to have this colour in my garden

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kathy
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Wow! Amzing colors! Did it have a name?

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Lindsey
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Bill...I'll check the shipping charges to Australia...Kathy , I couldnt get beyond the price...it may have even been a 1 gallon pot..$30 dollars seemed astronomical!  I'm probably going to have a job interview in the next few days..doing what I did before..unloading and merchandiseing the plants at Lowes...so i will look and see if there's a name beyond 'outrageously expensive'!  The colors WERE amazing...this was taken with my phone and not enhanced in anyway.

 

Lindsey near Tampa, Florida

faybill
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not hibiscus but gardenia schombergiana. A gift from Lex it seems to be enjoying its new home

It has almost doubled its height. 

Melbourne, Australia

kathy
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Go Bill! 

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faybill
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Two of my hibiscus. Fiddling with my new lens.

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faybill
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Thanks Kathy,

It is a Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200 f4-5.6G ED VR 11, I purchased it mainly to hopefully take better landscapes and birdlife etc. when we go out walking.

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kathy
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Wonderful flowers and nice sharp photos. What kind of lens?

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faybill
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A new hibiscus flowering for the first time for me. This plant was a gift from a lady at our orchid club. The flower is about 5" across.

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kathy
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Amazing color, Bill! Great gift!

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kathy
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Old reliable is blooming today.

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faybill
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Nice Kathy

Melbourne, Australia