Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Surfrider'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Surfrider'
The beautiful Hawaiian Hibiscus seem to be at their best in early Spring and early autumn (April /May) when the sun is not too harsh and the blooms are able to last for at least a couple of days. This is one of the best cultivars and is an old favourite. The flowers are large golden orange with ruffled and overlapping petals. The growth habit of this one is low and compact and the leaves are large and glossy. This specimen is growing in front of an apartment block close to the city with no obvious irrigation system . Hibiscus are quite tough plants and have low water requirements once established. 
2017 update: I have no plants available for sale. I have lost five plants which turned up their toes suddenly.

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