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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9289146

The flowers are small, I dont see many seedheads, and the middle of the flower is very odd looking! I thought, perhaps purpureus 'Variegata' before they created the variegated leaves variety as this has green leaves and these buds open instead of closing.

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


September 28, 2012
3:42 PM

Post #9289217

Maybe this one: http://www.panoramicfarm.com/catalog/plant/hibiscus-syriacus-mineru-first-editions-r-tahiti-rose-of-sharon-3-wholesale-nursery-grower

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2012
4:19 PM

Post #9289248

It does look a lot like H syriacus 'Minerva"
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9289377

It does look similar, but especially the first photo looks like male parts coming out where petals are, the variety you think it is doesnt have that feature.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9301694

This plant has nearly no seed pods, the few pods it managed to grow are long and slender, almost like common milkweed pods without the spines. I'll get photo once pods are mature.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 13, 2012
8:58 PM

Post #9304418

Here's the seed pods, strange shape!

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9304720

It looks like you have had some sort of insect chewing on your plant...Thrips are a problem for ROS and it looks like something has pierced the buds. Perhaps that accounts for the deformity.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 30, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9503260

The seeds from this sprouted so not sterile, though the whole plant only had 5 seed pods mature with very few seeds inside.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2013
8:31 PM

Post #9511280

One seedling was white!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2013
5:53 AM

Post #9511563

Hi Keith. Did you purchase this plant or was it a volunteer, one you grew from seed or a cutting?
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
8:33 AM

Post #9511731

Purchased plant long time ago

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
8:40 AM

Post #9511739

Just passing on some info. I have 'Aphrodite' and it is not exactly seedless or sterile but much more so than regular H. syriacus.

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/hibiscus.pdf


themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 7, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9511812

I have discovered that a lot of the "goddess" named ROS do not produce seeds heavily and since they are crosses, the seeds rarely breed true to color.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9511816

Exactly.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
11:52 AM

Post #9511974

[quote="Cville_Gardener"]Just passing on some info. I have 'Aphrodite' and it is not exactly seedless or sterile but much more so than regular H. syriacus.

http://www.usna.usda.gov/Newintro/hibiscus.pdf


[/quote]

True, it barely had any seeds, and half of the pods it had fell off before seeds even matured. I was lucky to get 3 pods but only about 8 seeds sprouted.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
11:53 AM

Post #9511978

[quote="themoonhowl"]I have discovered that a lot of the "goddess" named ROS do not produce seeds heavily and since they are crosses, the seeds rarely breed true to color.[/quote]

That's why I was curious if the seeds were sterile. They weren't, so now I'm curious what the offspring will look like.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9511988

Me too. Post the results over on the Hibiscus forum when the time comes, will you?

'Aphodite'

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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9512008

[quote="Cville_Gardener"]Me too. Post the results over on the Hibiscus forum when the time comes, will you?

'Aphodite'[/quote]

Sure, will do!

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