I recieved in a secret trade itis really neat, the lady who sent said red leaf hibiscus but cnat find it anywhere. HELP
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.
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
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?
It is defintely the first I will add it when it grows a bit more and I can get a better pic.
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...this is a cutting of mine that i got from you. im spreading your plants all over Gods half acre, lol
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?