Ventura County, CA
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A favorite of mine...three beautiful President Hibiscus blooming together in my home garden, set against a dark backdrop.
( The President Hibiscus )
This lovely plant, traditionally associated with Hawaii,
is usually grown as a houseplant on the mainland.
Leaves are glossy and dark green, to 6 inches long,
and are ovate, with a finely toothed edge.
Large, delicate blooms with five petals reach
up to 7 inches across. Those of 'The President'
are lightly frilled, rich pinkish-red with darker red
veins and interiors. Distinctive long, red stamens
extend out from the center. Commonly grown
outside year round in frost free areas
January 25th, 2012
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