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PostSubject: Aberrant Hibiscus   Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:58 pm

I have Hibiscus "grapette" its been flowering for ages giving flowers of similar colour but all of a sudden there is this aberrant flower colour like khaki.
There are 3 in the pic , the top one looks like its a different species , the lower one is the typical flower .we have been getting 3 a day for ages and the plant is only3ft high yet.





This is the Aberrant one on its own




This Aberrant flower also not only lacks the colours it also lacks the frilled edge.I find these oddities interesting to contemplate .
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus   Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:45 am

I put this post on late last night
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus   Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:27 am

Very unusual colours Gwen.. I have seen similar to the pink purple ones at the old Brisbane Botanic Gardens years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus   Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:54 am

The top one has been sun tanning, Gwen. Laughing It may be a mutant gene like the one that produces the chocolate cattle dogs, and that is a mutant blue gene by the way, not the red gene. I think it's nice, not as nice as the flowers that are the right colour, but interesting and certainly not ugly.
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PostSubject: Re: Aberrant Hibiscus   Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:33 pm

No Betty its not ugly , but interesting.Faye picked 2 this morning ,right colour but half the size they should be, maybe the plant is sending a message.
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