Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

I planted these from seed this past spring, but the package only said "Hibiscus" Wondering if John can help me ID it? Or anyone for that matter!

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Could it be Hibiscus trionum?

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Thanks Badseed, now that you told me the name, I done a google search and I think it's a toss up between the trionum and the calyphllus...these 2 look so much alike so I still can't tell...what do you think??

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

I have one that looks like that too, it's a perennial here and I was surprised that it came back.

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Ya know Cala, I forgot to look and see if mine is a annual or perennial! Wonder if mine will come back next year? If it does I will have to do some major thining out!

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

It is not a perennial for me but it does self seed. It is not a nuisance, but leaves a few behind each year. :)

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Abelmoschus manihot? Kinda looks like an okra relative to me.

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Ya know Wing, I didn't realize that!! But I think you are right, it does look like okra blooms hee hee I surely hope it ain't though or else my dh will be blunering thru my beds trying to get it LOL

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

LOLOL! I'm not sure, but I think if it's the ornamental kind it won't produce pods of any decent size for eating, or maybe they won't be palatable to DH? *grin* One can hope!

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

Keeping my fingers crossed here, I decided to watch the little seed pod that is now forming under the first spent bloom!! I hope this ain't okrie! I'll just die if it is in my flower bed! LOL

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

It's sort of like okra, but not exactly, lol. DH thought it was okra last year, lol.

Grove City, OH(Zone 6a)

Okra is planted up here as an ornamental. Regular okra, as well as some of the ornamental varieties. Also chard, cardoon, and a few other vegetables.

"down the Shore", NJ(Zone 7a)

Could be Hibiscus rockii...

Agreed, it is probably H. trionum or H. calyphyllus, and in any case, will self-seed.

Just saw this thread!

Villa Rica, GA(Zone 7a)

O yes John, this thing has tons of seeds!! I picked most of them and maybe I can put them in a better place next year! To me they looked sooo much like Okra! even the seed pods did but yet not as slimie lol

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