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Old Apr 22, 2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Great detail, Rodney. I have always liked hibiscus'.

My hibiscus would be nice too if the deer would quit eating all the new growth on them They really like the tender new leaves!

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Hi Rodney!

Very nice shots of very nice flowers.

It might interest you to know that the red one has a registred variety name, "Andersonii". It's one of thoseI sell at ridiculously high prices on a Swedish auction site. I'm in the middle of the season right now, and so far 14 tiny rootedshoots of this and other varieties havegiven me (yes, given, it's really money for nothing)~625 USD/665AUD. Very nice contributions to the lens buying account.

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Rodney,

Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing.

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Thank You Everyone for your kind comments.

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Hi Rodney!

Very nice shots of very nice flowers.

It might interest you to know that the red one has a registred variety name, "Andersonii".

Kjell
Kjell, I know very little about Hibiscus, however the tag says "Hibiscus Psyche", it cost me $AU 12 and after searching google I found these quotes -

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Of the hybrids perhaps my favourite Hibiscus is 'Psyche', the dangly scarlet flower worn in people's hair throughout the Pacific. It is the most widely planted ornamental Hibiscus in the world and I'm not even sure that it's a hybrid. I suspect it could be the original H. rosa-sinensis but its origins are lost in antiquity. Its flowers are exquisitely sculptured , with serrated, recurved petals of the most intense luminous red.
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Every garden in Bali from the grandest resorts to the humblest of village yards has Hibiscus 'Psyche', the original red Hibiscus you see throughout the Pacific and South-East Asia. Its the one Pacific islanders wear in their hair and is the toughest of them all, flowering all year round even here. The small dangly scarlet blooms hang like lanterns below glossy serrated leaves.
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