Rosemallow, Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos, growing in my garden.
Rosemallow, Hibiscus moscheutos ssp. lasiocarpos, growing in my garden, close up.
This Hibiscus is an amazing plant to own. The blooms get huge. No wonder they call it grandiflorus!
The buds have protective fingers wrapped around them when they first form.
They are prolific bud generators.
A flower that is gorgeous in all stages of its development.
Huge blooms, huge leaves.
We just simply call it Giant White Hibiscus.
Spectacular display for a plant that is not so big by itself.
Of course like all Hibiscus, the blooms don't last more than a day. They wilt by sundown...
They looks like lacy french cuffs when they go down.
Most of the times this plant is very showy but you have to prune the wilted blooms every day.
They are the prettiest flowers in my yard by a long shot. And we've got some beauties.
Magnificent huge white 4" to 6" blooms with a deep ruby colored center. Adds a very tropical look to any landscape. Common in South, but considered rare and endangered in California by CNPS.
Woolly Rose Mallow in Missouri, U.S.A., July 1998
Close up of newly emerging leaves mid-June 2011
First year in the garden and not yet blooming, mid-June 2011