The other day I visited a gentleman who had advertised on Craigslist that he was selling an entire set of kitchen cabinets (not pertinent to my gardening question but they were 22 cabinets new-in-box and you wouldn't believe the deal I got, yowzah!). Anywho, he had a very large beautiful garden, I was entranced, and upon seeing my interest he took me on a tour. A lot of unique and interesting plants, it was wonderful!! I wish there was a tactful, not creepy/stalking, way to keep in touch with him, I'm sure I could learn a LOT.
One very large plant had huge gorgeous deep mauve flowers. He said it was a wild hibiscus and that it could stay out all winter (unlike a regular hibiscus). He said it's readily available, however, today I Googled "wild hibiscus" and got a thousand hits having to do with hibiscus flower petals in wine (huh???) but I couldn't find anything about the plant, where I could buy one, etc.
Has anyone ever seen one of these? Any advice where I might find one?