Sturt's Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum)

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Sturt's Desert Rose
Gossypium sturtianum


First flower on Sturt's Desert Rose in my garden in Victoria, Australia, February 2006

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Lincoln, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

I haven't come across this particular plant, it looks so much like a Hibiscus! The leaves remind me of some of the Eucalyptus in texture and colour too, from what I can see anyway! Sturt's Desert Pea is the only 'Sturt' I have known, interesting, must do some research, my curiosity has got the better of me!

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

This plant is in the same genus as Cotton, which is Gossypium herbaceum and is closely related to the Hibiscuses. It is a plant of the hot dry interior of Australia and is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory.

Lincoln, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Thanks for that, my flower recognition was close then! (Easy?) I always knew the floral emblems of most States, perhaps the Nthn. Territory wasn't considered as it's not a State. Strange to see the 'survival' leaves combined with this type of flower, an interesting mixture, and very pretty at that!

Winnipeg, MB(Zone 4a)

Beautiful! It does look alot like a hibiscus.

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