Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis)

Sarasota, FL(Zone 9a)

Newly opened bloom from seedling. Seedling was germinated in August, and planted in ground Novermber, 2002. Here it is 12-10-02 with it's first bloom. This bloom became very pink along the edges as it aged.

Common name: Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species mutabilis

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Thumbnail by FLSuncoast
Palatka, FL

Any special instructions for growing this plant from seed? I've tried and have had a few germinate, after about a month, but they were spindly and died. I would love to know if there's a trick. Thanks.

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