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PostSubject: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:20 am

This Hibiscus moonraker has had about 8 flowers all looking the same , now this one blooms and it has taken upon itself to add ornamentation ,namely yellow spotting, . I wonder if it will change on the next flower .










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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:38 am

Very pretty Gwen its a little different..
I pruned all my Hibiscus down last weekend actually I almost murdered most of them I took no notice of the 1/3 off Very Happy and chopped 3/4 off them flowers and all most of those were singles.

When do your shrubs get pruned Gwen .. With all the rain we have had the last year I have had to do them three times, with all the rain you get up there in the Summer do your shrubs grow 6 ft in a few months like mine did down here.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:30 pm

They get pruned at least twice a year now because I can't do them and John is only here 2 hours a week, sometimes he can give me an extra hour. When I was pruning ,plants got pruned whenever I thought it was necessary and that was often.
My belief in the tropical garden there's only one way to prune and thats hard, mostly you can forget the third rule , thats for southern gardeners.of course there is one exception and that is for tip pruning to shape a shrub. etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm

That's a beautiful hibiscus. Looks like it is just starting to get its full colours with that spotting. Did the 1st ones have more yellow round the edges or less? There is a Moonraker on this link that shows a lot of yellow (scroll down) http://www.hibiscus.org.au/Show07/Sunday/Sunday.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:06 pm

Gail I think you are correct and Faye agrees , its still a juvinile plant planter 20th July 2009 it wasd a bush only 18inches and had a flower on it. I will watch it grow and see if the flower ends up like the one in the link you put on.

I have a few other new ones just planted out , They were bought ab Faye the non gardener..
They are Enid Lewis a single pale pink
Pro Legato semi double reddy colour
Full Moon semi double yellow.
When they flower Faye will get pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:22 pm

Ho Ho Ho ..I like that one Gwen..
Yes we have to think that way otherwise we will end up living in a jungle.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:38 pm

Gail I think you are correct and Faye agrees , its still a juvinile plant planted 23trd July 2009 it was a bush only 18inches and had a flower on it. I will watch it grow and see if the flower ends up like the one in the link you put on.

I have a few other new ones just planted out , They were bought ab Faye the non gardener..
They are Enid Lewis a single pale pink
Pro Legato semi double reddy colour
Full Moon semi double yellow.
When they flower Faye will get pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus flower   Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:01 pm

Oh that is beautiful!
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