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Tropical Plants: Wercklea ferox-Strange Hibiscus relative

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

April 17, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9086417

Here is a Hibiscus relative not grown for its flowers. It has large, 12"+ roundish serrated, palmately lobed leaves with red petioles and veins. Leaves are a deep green and heavily spined making a nice color contrast. Flowers are in leaf axils, bright yellow with red epicalyx, abour 2" in diameter .

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tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

April 18, 2012
1:17 AM

Post #9087093

A bit reminiscent of a Begonia ... sort of ... a bit ...
popper1
Mulberry, FL

April 18, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9087784

They do look somewhat begonia like, but the picture does not do it justice. The leaves are huge, very textured and spiney, and the deep green of the leaves with the red veins and petioles make it very colorful. Maybe not what most would consider beautiful, but certainly unique! It has buds forming, will add a pic of the flowers when they open-

david

This message was edited Apr 18, 2012 3:06 PM

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 18, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9088105

Can't wait to see the flower, David. I think it reminds me more of rhubarb, with those big leaves and red stems. Looks like a good plant to keep the critters out of your yard, huh? Very prickly.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

May 3, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9109030

Here is a flower from the plant. About 1.5-2" across. Like most hibiscus, lasts one day.

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9109449

I need this unique plant - what's its botanical name?
popper1
Mulberry, FL

May 4, 2012
4:43 AM

Post #9109737

Wercklea ferox, very different and attractive, grows fast & likes it wet
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 11, 2012
3:46 PM

Post #9120213

Wow .. I'm with Kay .. I need it too! Any chance of seeds or cuttings? Hmmmm?
popper1
Mulberry, FL

May 12, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9120722

I am hoping to have seedling/cutting in a couple months

popper1
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9120804

I'll trade with you, too, Popper - just dmail me.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9120816

You might want to start your Want - Have Trade lists as well.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

May 12, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9120883

Yea, I have a lot of very rare/hard to find plants that I am going to start propagating. There are just SO MANY. It would be a good place to have some organization though too.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 12, 2012
8:18 AM

Post #9120894

I know how that goes .. I use an Excel file for mine and list Common and Latin names, Location, Condition, Numbers, In pot or ground, rooted cutting or grown from seed and whether or not they need to go into the greenhouse in Winter .. I inventory every spring when I take things out of the greenhouse. The first time you do it its a chore, but once you get the master list it's easy to update every year.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9121949

That flower & the leaves are indeed unique. Thanks for the pics & info on the plant.
My wish list grows almost every time I look at these threads.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2012
2:45 AM

Post #9321687

Popper, did you propagate any to sell?
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 11, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9330280

I have 4 seedlings to trade/sell
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9330447

Will you be listing them on the Classifieds here a DG? If so, let us know when you do.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 12, 2012
5:24 AM

Post #9330912

I'll be listing them later in the week.

David
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9331055

Great! Please post HERE when you do, so we that are watching this thread will be automatically notified.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 16, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9334835

I listed the seedlings in the classifieds today. They are growing great, already 18" tall.

David
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9334837

Cool! Now, if you'll post a link to your ad, everyone can go and buy!!!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9334842

Cool! Now, if you'll post a link to your ad, everyone can go and buy!!!

Edited to add: I couldn't fine your listing.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 16, 2012
2:15 PM

Post #9334863

Hmmm, I wrote and posted it, pics and everting. Must have done something wrong. I'll try again. Does it take time for the ad to appear?
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 16, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9334866

Just looked, ad is being reviewed. Guess it is posted after it is approved.

DAvid

This message was edited Nov 16, 2012 8:31 PM
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 16, 2012
3:58 PM

Post #9334973

OK!
popper1
Mulberry, FL

November 17, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9335556

The ad was approved, its up in classifieds.

Let me know if you have any questions, want more pics, etc.

Thanks

David

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