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sprouts28

October 6, 2001
12:48 PM

Post #15254

I recieved in a secret trade itis really neat, the lady who sent said red leaf hibiscus but cnat find it anywhere. HELP

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KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2001
1:38 PM

Post #141236

I have a cutting of this, and it's called maple-leaf hibiscus, an annual here in zone 5. My leaves look more like the simple maple leaf, but maybe yours are just immature.
sprouts28

October 6, 2001
1:52 PM

Post #141248

Oh thank you so much.I have been crazy looking in all my books.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 6, 2001
2:45 PM

Post #141269

There are at least three Hibiscus whose leaves are sometimes compared to maple leaves - I think yours is probably the first one, but I threw in the other two for comparison:

H. acetosella (Red Leaf Hibiscus)...here's a photo: http://www.flash.net/~elang/hibaceto.htm

H. sabdariffa (Roselle, Jamaican Tea, Florida Cranberry): http://www.floridata.com/ref/H/hibi_sab.cfm

H. coccineus (Scarlet Mallow): http://www.plantdel.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/01215.html
sprouts28

October 6, 2001
2:49 PM

Post #141271

Oh what a sweetie you are. Thanks

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 6, 2001
2:54 PM

Post #141272

You're welcome - it's important to have the Latin name, too :) When you decide which one it is, perhaps you can post a pic to the database under the species?
sprouts28

October 6, 2001
5:32 PM

Post #141344

It is defintely the first I will add it when it grows a bit more and I can get a better pic.
Glory
Biloxi, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2001
5:43 PM

Post #141352

Sprouts,
I have one of these hibiscus in a 3 gallon pot and the pot is buried in the ground...the plant must be 8-10ft high and about 6 ft wide and this is just from one seasons growth. This thing is so big one of the canes is as big around as my wrist at the base...I kept it in the pot so I could just pull the pot out of the ground before winter but there is no way I can get this thing in my greenhouse as it is.
My plant was not much bigger then yours when I put it outside this spring. Yours should also do great in your zone...just give it room.

Gloria
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2001
7:51 PM

Post #141403

gloria...this is a cutting of mine that i got from you. im spreading your plants all over Gods half acre, lol
jen
sprouts28

October 6, 2001
7:55 PM

Post #141404

Jen Im so glad you did what a neat plant.
Glory
Biloxi, MS
(Zone 8b)

October 6, 2001
7:57 PM

Post #141406

Jen,
I feel like a proud grandparent.
MsBatt
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2001
3:39 AM

Post #141716

Okay, I'm still confused---Glory, is it acetosella, coccinea, or the other one? And if it's either of the first two, got any seeds/cuttings for trade?
sprouts28

October 7, 2001
12:12 PM

Post #141789

Its the H. acetosella.

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