I love the veining in the petals. Such an elegant plant!Great pics!
How pretty ~ my favorite color too! I've never grown a hibiscus from seed ~ was it pretty easy to germinate?? I lost a pretty yellow one (with pink & orange center) this winter and I'd love to start another.
Beautiful! What a combination of colours!
What a lovely Hibiscus. And I suppose you grow them outdoors all the year? I envie your climate!
One of my favourite flowers, very pretty sweetbay.xoxo Tyra
Fantastic Hibiscus, and I a impressed you've grown them from seed! Hibiscus was one of the first indoor plants I had as a child, so I have a kind eye to them.Have a great weekend!
Sweetbay,Love these plants, so beautiful. From seed in one year KUDOs.
They look so sweet and cottagey. I grew some Hibiscus once, but it was as big as a dinner plate and a really vivid color, not at all like yours. Is it an antique variety?
Such a delicate coloring and it seems very happy in your garden. Are you zone 7 or 8 Sweetbay? Have a good weekend. gail
Beautiful Sweet Bay.
You grew this from seed in one year? Wow! it is gorgeous! So big and pretty blooms.
I didn't realize hibiscus bloomed in their first year?!?! My hibiscus still have buds, but my rose of Sharons are blooming! :)
Gorgeous Hibiscus! So delicate a color. Great that the plant defeated the beetles... I am sure with your help. Again wonderful post below... so good to see the lay of your land.
I haven't grown hibisucs since I lived in Alabama. I see them occasionally up here in my area but I don't they they are reliably hardy. Marnie
That's amazing it's so big in just one year, especially from seed. You must have the magic touch! I love the color.
Only one yers old and so big! You have "green fingers" and a good climate. What a beautiful hibisuc You grown from seed. I like the colors, soft white . Thanks for all the pictures you show from your home. Have a good weekend / Amanda
Beatiful pictures. Love the colour, so different to the one,s we have here in our windowscreens :)
Thank you everyone for your comments!Kathleen, Hibiscus is easy to start from seed. I just start them in quart size containers of potting mix outside when the weather gets warm here in May and June.Lillabeth, yes, this plant is outside all year. It's hardy to zone 5 (-29 C).Thrifty Countrywoman, I'm not sure of the parentage of this one, but one of the parents may have been Moy Grande or Anne Arundel. I don't think those cultivars are very old. I think this one does have an old-fashioned kind of look though, especially with the coloring.This hibiscus was started from seed last summer, and celebrated its first birthday this month. I was surprised that it was this big this year too, but the horses helped with that!Carol, actually I didn't do anything.. lol I just live with the Japanese Beetles, although I certainly don't like them!
I like Hibicsus, the first painting I ever did was a Hibiscus, MB
That's a grand looking Hibiscus! Congratulations to a beautiful plant!
One year old huh? It is beautiful, the color and so delicate looking.
Wow, look at all those blooms! They're gorgeous! I'm amazed it was just planted last year.
Wow, those are beautiful! I would like to make a spot for them, but it has to be just the right place, as the size and scale of the flowers is so large. Do they have to be in full sun?
I was surprised that this plant got so big so quickly too, and am very pleased with the color. It's only drawback is the the Japanese Beetles like it too!Connie the H. moscheutos seem to need sun until 2 or 3 pm, or afternoon sun. H. coccineus, which is very tall and skinny, can actually take a lot of shade. I have some that only get sun until 1pm and they're very happy.