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Interesting hibiscus

This is a discussion on Interesting hibiscus within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Very weird but nice to see the abnormal genetic behavior of this flower. Thanks for ...

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    Very weird but nice to see the abnormal genetic behavior of this flower. Thanks for sharing John.

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    Hi. I was just wondering about the variety name. Also, have either of the other two hibiscus plants bloomed for you yet? If so, what type/color of flowers do they have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ang709 View Post
    Hi. I was just wondering about the variety name. Also, have either of the other two hibiscus plants bloomed for you yet? If so, what type/color of flowers do they have?
    Yes all three that I purchased from the bargain bin are all "doubles".
    These are the variety names on the sticker:
    Hibiscus r.s. Lepenk Pink
    Hibiscus r.s. Peach
    Hibiscus r.s. Lipstick

    I dont really believe those stickers though. Since the "r.s." is supposed to designate "Red, Single" flowers.

    The Lepenk Pink has four sets of flowers in a stem.
    The Peach has 5 sets of flowers in the stem.
    The Lipstick has four partial sets of flowers in a stem.

    Anyway, if these adapt properly to my growing climate they will still make nice hedge plants.
    And if they grow bigger I might root some cuttings and give away to folks who are interested in these "double" mutants.

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    I got the name wrong on one of them.
    The Lepenk Pink should be Lepenk Compacta.

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    Red singles? I guess the person labeling those plants was having a really, really bad day. If you took any pictures of the other two, I'd love to see them.

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    Very pretty. Good bargain!

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    I'm sure someone probably already mentioned this, but these hibiscus are called "multi-florals" - they are bred for their abnormality to produce many petals, isn't it great! I love seeing these, they are really lush and pretty

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    Are you certain the r.s. doesn't stand for rosa-sinensis, rather than "single red"? Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the scientific (Latin) name of that plant and, as you've pointed out, the plants are hardly single. LOL

    Actually, the term "double" is often used (or misused?) to describe any variation on the usual single petal ring in a flower. I have one--no idea of the variety name, unfortunately--that does almost exactly what your plant does: produces extra sets of anthers & stamens. I don't think it usually throws 4 sets per flower, though. I will have to check the next time it blooms!

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    P.S. Perhaps I will post a photo to this thread when it happens.
    Last edited by Orchidzrule; November 9th, 2008 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Forgot a word, which made the sentence incorrect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    Are you certain the r.s. doesn't stand for rosa-sinensis, rather than "single red"? Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the scientific (Latin) name of that plant and, as you've pointed out, the plants are hardly single. LOL
    It is possible. I do not know enough about hibiscus names to know any better

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