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linleys

Enjoy my eclectic mix of garden plants, mostly old fashioned varieties. Living in the Central Wheatbelt area of WA

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Painted Lady'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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David

Wow this is simply stunning!! 😍

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linleys

Thank you David. I am still finding my way on this site. It is an hibiscus but not the one listed. Couldn't seem to be able to just put hibiscus

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brightcolours

To get someone's attention you need to put an @ in front of their name so they get a notification. Eg @linleys @david

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brightcolours

Because I don't know the variety of many of my plants I just post them in my garden and not in my plants...

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David

Hi Linelys (and @brightcolours) usually under every plant you can find a generic genus (with no variety) which you can assign your plant to. This means you get the correct info and care instructions coming into you task list. For the Hibiscus it looks like there is one under the common name "rose mallow". Hope this helps!

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David

Sorry meant to say, you can change the plant linked to an image in your profile. Slide the plant to the left to reveal the "edit" button. 🙂

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brightcolours

Thanks @David ! The wooly issue of common names hey... I don't think Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) is commonly grown in Australia but tropical or Chinese hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensi) certainly is!

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brightcolours

"But it’s the tropical or Chinese hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis), often called Hawaiian hibiscus, which is the most familiar and widely grown. It has been cultivated for so long that its origins, thought to be China or the Indian Ocean region, remain obscure. Today thousands of new, large-flowered cultivars of this bold, colourful flowering shrub have become synonymous with cultures in the Asia-Pacific region." http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2367938.htm

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brightcolours

@David Must investigate the encyclopedia!! Thanks!

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David

Ah I see Katie! Thank you for the explanation @brightcolours (and @kathy 🙂)

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