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SobeGardener
Miami Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

March 28, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6332626

Just a Question ?

The name of the pink hibiscus on the picture with a hand right next to it?
I have one just like it and a picture also just like it.
Thanks,
Emily
Miami Beach,Florida







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catherine02116
Northbridge, MA

June 28, 2010
6:18 AM

Post #7926944

I think the photo of the hardy hibiscus is of a variety called "Luna Pink Swirl". I started some from seed last year. They were deliciously easy to germinate and grew quickly, blooming in the first year! If it is Luna Pink Swirl, they only grow to about 2 or 3 feet tall. Hope this helps.
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

June 28, 2010
7:59 AM

Post #7927227

I *think* the one I have, the one pictured in the article, is called something like "Southern Belle". It grows almost to 5 feet.

Lee Anne
SobeGardener
Miami Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

June 28, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7928898

Woow..Thanks.! that was a long wait for great answers..
catherine02116 :Started from seed ?. where can i buy or trade some seeds? I'm no longer have it ..the long Florida winter did the trick this year.
Emily
discojim
Arlington, MA

June 28, 2010
7:18 PM

Post #7929154

I'm pretty sure this is called "Disco Belle" I've been growing this plant for years. I purchased the seeds from either Parks or Burpee and this was the name in the catalogue. JIM
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

June 29, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7929696

That's it!!

"Disco Belle"
catherine02116
Northbridge, MA

July 19, 2010
5:20 AM

Post #7980013

Hi Emily!
At this time of year I am generally out enjoying in my garden, so don't have many opportunities to read about gardening! I save that for January-March!

To answer your question about where I purchased the seed, I ordered it from Park Seed. The packets of 5 seeds are Labled Hibiscus Luna Pink Swirl Hybrid.

Here is a link:
http://www.parkseed.com/gardening/store/TextSearch?storeId=10101&SearchUnion=Y&CustSearchText=hibiscus%2C+luna+swirl+pink&x=5&y=10

Their photo makes the flower appear white, with a cranberry center. But mine is more of a pale baby pink, with the dark center. All 5 seeds germinated very quickly. I planted them in February of 2009, and they were in the garden by the first of May. They were heavily budded last year, and the flowers were magnificent! This year, the plants are about 2 feet tall, and 3 feet wide, and just came into bloom last week. I am in New England, outside Boston---officially zone 5, but have them planted in a Southern exposure that is probably a microclimate of Zone 6.

After the frost hit them last fall, I cut them back to about 6 inches from the ground, and planted spring blooming bulbs around it. After the bulbs had gone by for the season, the Hibiscus broke dormancy and the foliage grew to cover up the dying back foliage of the bulbs.

All in all, I am delighted with the plants...and so are 4 of my neighbors! Will definately order some more. I would like to plant some more, and so do my neighbors.

Happy Gardening, Catherine
SobeGardener
Miami Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

July 19, 2010
10:23 AM

Post #7980698

Thank You for all info.!

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