Hi, how have you been? What is the diameter of the bloom? It resembles a pink double Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), but I can't judge the size of the bloom (plus or minus about 3 inch blooms). If it has large blooms, see below:
It might be Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Double Classic Pink' or 'Classic Double Pink' -
Wow, you are online now too? You don't need to give an exact measurement .. I just needed a general idea to rule out a Rose of Sharon. You have had a lot of rain too like me. I have a lot of plants to place in the ground, but the weather is too yucky to plant them now. See the post right above your last one. I edited it. There is a Confederate Rose that grows very large and has large double pink blooms, but the leaves in your photo do not seem to be a match.
doss, you are quite welcome. I love that site too. The beauty of all of the hibiscus blooms becomes entrancing. The pink of dstartz's bloom is so delicate and refreshing. I have never seen one in person that ihas that coloring.
I received a cutting from this hibiscus from dstartz and has grown into a large specimen thest past 4 years. The plant is in a large container and is over 7 feet tall right now. The medium green, 5 to 6 inch leaves are not lobed nor glossy, have small serrations and are slightly rough to the touch. The old stems are woody. It is not a tropical hibiscus. The double blooms (or triple) are round (full, unlike dstrtz's photo which depict when they are first opening), 6 to 7 inches in diameter and fluffy. Wheb examinig the center which can not be seen esily, it is a seep pink.
Strangely, Its first blooms in the spring are not double. They had 10 open petals with 1 petal being considerably smaller than the rest, the background petals being of equal size, the others somewhat varying in size and a little "tongue" (petaloid) in the middle. I have been very confused about this. I have been trying to determine why the blooms are so different in the spring than they are in the summer. I have posted it in the Hibiscus Forum before.for identification. I have been attempting to identify it for 5 years.
No bloom is open on it right now. When one opens this week, I will post a new photo.
How the first blooms appear in spring (They are lighter pink in the summer) ...
Can't help you on the ID, but I can tell you that I grow a bunch of tropical hibiscus and the doubles do not always bloom double--sometimes they are completely single and sometimes they have a few extra petaloids but not all the way double. I haven't paid close enough attention to see if it's a certain temperature/time of year that tends to give singles but it's very common in the tropicals so I wouldn't be surprised that it can happen in the hardies as well.
htop,Your hibiscus looks to be very similar to one I have here...and it too throws singles early in the season.Is known as "peach blow" an old double cultivar with an unflattering name in my opinion...I wonder who named this one.The flower's much prettier than its name
Edited to say: tried to copy &paste picture from an old post without success..
brical1, thank you sooo much. It surely does resemble your hibiscus. I am researching it now. It is listed 2 times in the PlantFiles; once as 'Peach Blow' and the other as 'Peachblow'. Does your plant have large leaves that are not a deep, deep green and not glossy looking? I am asking because what I know as a tropical hibiscus has deep green, shiny leaves.'Peach Blow' is listed as a tropical hibiscus. The blooms on mine do not have much peach to them. The blooms are described a lightish pink with a carmine center which mine are. I think it is named 'Peach Blow' because there is a touch of peach in the blooms.
htop,I will try to find some pics I have here somewhere and get back to you ...but I wouldn't describe mine as having a peach colouration to the petals. I would describe the flower as a soft pink...the depth of colour can change with the seasons too.
Mine has just a slight hint of peach at the very tips sometimes; but, not often However, it would be described as having pink blooms. In cooler weather, the bloom color is more intense. I have about 20 photos of mine on a CD used by my old camera. For some reason, half the photos on this CD will not be read by my computer. They will be read by my camera. I need to find the cable to my camera that allows me to attach it to my computer so I can download my photos. We are going to have a freeze tonight so the bloom buds will not open so I can take a photo of them.
I agree with the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) identification provided above. The elongated green sepals that form a goblet shape at the base of the flower are not typical of many hibiscus species, but they are present on the Hibiscus syriacus.
I found another slightly unfocused photo of the bloom as it appears in early spring (first blooms) in morning sunlight as seen from the side. The peachy color is highly visible on the backside of the first petals in this photo.I have tried all kinds of things to retrieve my other photos of the blooms in the summer from the camera's CD; however, nothing has worked. The files are damaged. The plant has bloom buds on it now that I am anxiously awaiting their opening so I can take new photos.
I am declaring the Identity of this hibiscus to be 'Peach Blow' as brical1 suggested. Thanks everyone for your assistance. I am unable to mark it as "Solved" because I did not start the thread. dstartz is no longer a member.
Actually, dstartz plant is the same as mine. After her telling me that the bloom was huge and the size of the leaves, her plant being a Rose of Sharon was ruled out. She gave me a rooted cutting of her plant a few months after she posted the first photo. All of the photos I have posted are from the plant that grew from this cutting. This plant is over 8.5 feet tall right now. It had to be severely pruned back after freeze damage last spring. I am sorry for the confusion. So, both her plant and my plant have been tentatively identified as a hibiscus 'Peach Blow'. Mine still has bloom buds now. The blooms are much smaller than in warm weather conditions. I was going to take photos of the open blooms; however, a cold front came through and the high winds knocked them off. I pulled the huge plant in its huge container into my house (a real chore) during 2 freezes so the bloom buds would be saved hoping that I could take some more photos. I have since repotted it into a larger container (so the roots are better protected) fearing that we are going to have a really colder winter this year than we have had for a few years. Today, I need to place a blanket around the base of the plant and then wrap it in frost cloth because it is going to freeze tonight.
brical1, I am pretty sure that it is "Peach Blow" after all of your help and ecrane3's post. Thank you. It has been posted in the Hibiscus Forum before and did not receive much response. After going through post after post in the Hibiscus Forum in 2005, I found a thread that discussed a hibiscus that, depending on weather, had blooms that were double, single or with petaloids. I was very excited to find this information. However, I was informed that my hibiscus did this probably because of the use of chemicals like Round Up and other herbicides being used in the vicinity of the plant which can cause a temporary change in the blooms. The change in the blooms of my hibiscus is not temporary and has occurred each year that I have had it. I never quite understood why the hibiscus the DG member was discussing exhibited bloom changes due to the weather as a plant characteristic and that mine couldn't unless it was exposed to chemicals.