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Hibiscus: Green hibiscus, real or photoshopped?

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West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #9305098
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9305367

Photoshop for sure. There are some hibiscus that are sort of greenish, but they're a very olive greenish/brownish color, nothing anywhere near a true green. For some reason tropical Hibiscus seem to be a favorite plant to photoshop, especially by unscrupulous sellers trying to rip people off so anytime you see a very unusual color I would definitely be suspicious.
Nutley, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9305462

Look at the ‘photographers’ library if you think any of these are real.

Don’t cast all the blame on tropical Hibiscus growers, some the growers of hardy Hibiscus just a bad, just a bit less outrageous.



Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9306439

Yep, they all have had the colors tweaked. Too bad, because the blooms are dramatic enough, no need to mess with them!

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