Friday, March 19, 2010

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolo Sport'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolo Sport'

When a hibiscus is given the name 'Sport' it usually means it has appeared as a spontaneous variant colour on the original bush. The original El Capitolo is bright red with a white petal edge whereas this one is soft apricot with a scarlet centre. I like to call it a poodle type Hibiscus because of the long pendulous style with massed ruffled petals at the end. However it usually is referred to as a windmill variety.  I have just planted this one in the garden and already it has had many flowers on a what is a fairly small plant.
2017 update: I currently don't have any stock available.

1 comment:

  1. Very unusual type. Are there other coloured poodle types too? I liked your hippies too.