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Hibiscus mutabilis

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After a long growing season, it is time for the Hibiscus mutabilis to bloom. Since it is at the end of the season, the leaves tend to show their age. The reason to grow this is that the flowers change color. Here are photos taken over a 3 day period:

First, it opens a pure white.

Then the next day, it starts getting a little color.

Finally, they turn pink.

It is possible, on a large bush, to get all three stages at the same time.

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Very desirable!

8 Nov, 2019

 

that is so beautiful. Sadly I cant get any hibiscus to settle and thrive in the garden :o(

8 Nov, 2019

 

I've been trying to source seed of that. The last time I thought I had, it turned out to be H. syriacus when it flowered

8 Nov, 2019

 

That’s fantastic, and it’s now on my shopping list, my wife loves hibiscus so she will have one of these for her next birthday.

9 Nov, 2019

 

I checked through several of the sites where I buy seed from, and I can't find it, either. I did see one that was labeled as this, but the flower pictured was obviously H. moscheutos. Mine came as a cutting from a friend; and I have since passed on some cuttings to other friends. There just aren't many flowers around that can do this color change trick.

9 Nov, 2019

 

Julien - be aware that it's not hardy in the UK

9 Nov, 2019

 

Thanks Andrew, I have never seen one before I guess that’s why.

10 Nov, 2019

 

Very beautiful, Wylie. I love how it changes from a white to a pink colour.

10 Nov, 2019

 

Wylie .. those flowers are beautiful and fascinating.

10 Nov, 2019

 

I wish mine did that. It's always blue.

10 Nov, 2019

 

Admiring from afar Wylie.....

11 Nov, 2019

 

As TT says: "those flowers are beautiful and fascinating." I add my agreement to her comment! :)

11 Nov, 2019

 

Thanks!
Bathgate: You might know it as "Confederate Rose".
Being able to grow it helps make up for all the ones I can't grow because it doesn't get cold enough here.

11 Nov, 2019

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