Friday, August 01, 2008

Hibiscus 'Red Hot' With Hot Red Flowers

Even if Hibiscus 'Red Hot' never had flowers, such as its bright red blooms shown here, I would love the plant. Its beautiful variegated leaves with red stems and red high lights pleases me greatly. When it does put out flowers, it is like trying to "gild a lily".

3 comments:

kate smudges said...

The brilliant red flower colour is gorgeous. I wish that I could grow them here. I'd love to walk in your garden and see them. The foliage must look stunning as well.

I quite like the subtle yellow colour of the Mandevilla below too.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. It was much appreciated. I am still recovering from the garden tour. At least the garden is looking lovely and I can just sit and enjoy it now.

Anonymous said...

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Kim said...

The hibiscus reminds me of my childhood. I'm from Okinawa orginally and grew up there (til my early teens) This breed of hibiscus grows wild it seems in Okinawa, kind of like the azaleas where I live now. Where did you find that plant? Would love to own one.I have found variations, but not like the one you have (the one I grew up with).
It should bloom all summer,treat as an azalea plant close to large trees or buildings, water well, does not do cold wetather well so protect or pull from ground. It should give you blooms all summer. my email me at flakyjunebug@yahoo.com
ps customs would not let me bring a plant home with me ;oP