Flower Friday: Hot Pink Hibiscus (Non-tropical) #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus #Flowers #Perennials

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Last time I shared Persian Carpet Zinnias. Here are other 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Hot Pink Hibiscus (Non-tropical)

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Every year I order petunia seed from a lady in Michigan who always sends me free seed along with my order: (hardy) hot pink Hibiscus.

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I’d never grown Hibiscus before receiving this seed, and I certainly never knew what a wonderful addition to the garden they would be. The flowers are very large (10+ inches) and such a vivid color. It’s hard not to stop and gaze at the beautiful flowers!

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These are incredibly simple to grow from seed and come back year after year. When they first start out in the spring, they’re tiny little things that can easily be mistaken for a weed. Once they get going, they grow into a beautiful bush-like plant with lush green foliage. These are hardy: able to be grown as far north as zone 4.

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  • Also known as: Rosemallow
  • Scientific name: Hibiscus
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales

Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. Let me know what flowers you’re enjoying right now and of you’re growing any Hibiscus.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Mischenko

32 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Hot Pink Hibiscus (Non-tropical) #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus #Flowers #Perennials

        1. Wow, how did I not know that? I’m thinking you may be in a warmer zone then being next to the ocean! How does your zoning work?

          No problem. I’m going to attempt to save seeds this year. I actually haven’t yet, but I have high hopes! 😉💕

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        2. I’m not sure what you mean by zoning. I think we’re about on a level with southern Canada.
          Good luck with the seeds, I should be able to get some here. It’s difficult to know where people are when you’re online 😉

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        3. There’s a gardener there in the UK I follow named Charles Dowding and he’s like a zone 8 or so, meaning he can grow most times of the year because of the warm air from the ocean. Here in the US, we have zones too and I’m a 4-5 with a medium growing season. I think you guys have diff zones though. 🙂

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        4. Charles Dowding is a new name to me, I’ve just googled him. He lives in Somerset (where we used to live!) which is in the south of England and has a more temperate climate than we do at 200+ miles further north. I googled zones too which is also new to me! Apparently we’re in the hardiness zone 7-9 which is hardy in all but cold winters. I’ve learnt a lot…thanks! 😄

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  1. Oh I love these, M! I may need the name of your seed supplier?! These remind me of hollyhocks (the bloom) and the foliage is a lot like hydrangea. Mine are all the tropical that can’t get below fifty degrees, so we garage them for winter. Thanks so much for sharing these. Your garden is looking lush! ♥️

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    1. Shes a local lady in MI. I’ll send you her info! These do remind me of hollyhocks, but the flower head is so huge! I’m working on saving seed this year finally. 😂 I can send you some if I’m successful!

      I remember you telling me about your heated garage. How convenient! I’d love to extend the bloom time on mine. It’s all happening so fast this year it seems. Time for school to start and the season is winding down now. ❤💜❤

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