Today's bloom is Florida Cranberry (Hibiscus sabdariffa var. rubra)

Bloom of the Day for May 16th, 2013:

Type of plant: Annuals, Edible Fruits and Nuts

Bloom color: Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall/Early Winter

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m), 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
These are some of my favorites. I also have the yellow flowering version which is nice too. the leaves are beautiful!

petralittledog wrote:
I looked for the yellow version, but didn't find it. This magenta flowers are very pretty. I like many of these tropical plants that certainly will not grow here in zone 6.