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PlantFiles Pictures: Red-Leaf Hibiscus, False Roselle, African Rose Mallow 'Red Shield' (Hibiscus ace

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lueur
Brownsville, TX

December 20, 2005
3:19 AM

Post #1931808

Red-Leaf Hibiscus, False Roselle, African Rose Mallow 'Red Shield'
Hibiscus acetosella

Hibiscus acetosella aka Jamaica (ha-mike-ah) growing in South Texas December 2005

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/63750/

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wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

December 21, 2005
1:48 PM

Post #1933779

Gorgeous, i have been pondering on this plant, they ARE flowers that deep maroon colour aren't they? I have growing young plants of the new 'Galaxy' hybrid from seed this year, GOT to add this one. The Galaxy are still very small, we didn't have a very good season this year, but they have been thru a lot of early frost and are still going, hardy to -20C, I may be lucky with this one.
lueur
Brownsville, TX

December 23, 2005
9:37 PM

Post #1937059

I planted 4 of these at the base of the inside of my green picket fence so that I would see them when I am sitting on the patio looking out onto the golf course. There is a new bloom practically every day on one or more plants, and when the morning sun catches the flower, it looks like a jewel.
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

December 23, 2005
10:26 PM

Post #1937086

Must be paradise, so calming. And a golf course to look over too! My catalogues don't have it, I must have seen it on ebay when looking at the US one. Perhaps Onalee, oh well, here I go again! Enoy your beauty,
Janet

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