evtubbergh
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Identify Hibiscis variety

Hi all

Please help me identify this hibiscus, if you can. It has multiple narrow petals and a long stigma with short stamens on the end. I is orange with a pinkish centre.

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Thanks!

evtubbergh
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Re: Identify Hibiscis variety

Anyone?

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Re: Identify Hibiscis variety

Your flower looks like it was getting old. Hibiscus typically bloom for about a day. It is hard since hibiscus is very easy to hybridize and there are so many cultivars. Your flower center looks like it has a hint of pink so I am taking a guess here. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tropical Orange'

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/160045/#b
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evtubbergh
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Re: Identify Hibiscis variety

Yeah it was getting old and the fact that I brought it home on a 4 hour car ride did not help.

It definitely has pink in the middle and orange on the outside. That picture is very close. I think mine has stronger, deeper colours and more pink. But can that be from the environment, nutrients etc?

I forgot I took a photo when I picked it for my friend who I am rooting these for:
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In the mean time based on your suggestion I found this in the Google search:

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I don't know who close 'Double Orange' and 'Tropical Orange' are but this works for me.



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