Hi! It's the newbie again... My hibiscus produces one or more flowers at least every other day so I have to think I can at least grow this flower. However, I went out of town over the weekend and left my husband to care for everything and I noticed last night that one of my flowers had holes in it like a bug had been eating. I was deadheading it today (three dead blooms right next to one another) and when I pulled one away I saw what looked almost like a stink bug folded up in one of the flowers. Now this afternoon I have noticed that it is on one of my new blooms from this morning. What is it and what can I do? I consider this my one little prize winner and I am so proud of it. I have heard the trick of putting beer in a cup to attract slugs and it does work - but this bug is bigger and different, would the beer work? I live in AL and the plant is sitting on my patio next to my shrubs, geraniums, and marigolds which don't appear to have any damage
Also, when I bought it this year it had one big red blossom but now it has morphed into the peach but still produces a red flower that does not at all resemble a hibiscus to me. It almost looks like a triple - it is one big bulky flower but the little stamen(hope I am using the correct term here) is barely visible under all of the petals? What type of hibiscus I this?
Thank you for your answers in advance!