Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hot Mustard'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Hot Mustard'
This is a curious colour to have in a flower. It varies depending on the time of the day from khaki to old gold. The colour is tempered with a soft pink centre with radiating pink stripes.
This large bushy variety was bred by Brian Kerr. Under-plant with one of those brown New Zealand Carex grasses or team with a hot pink or orange flowers to help subdue the impact of these brighter colours.
2017 update: See Brian Kerr's comment below for more details. Thanks Brian.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Ian. Parents are Covakanic x Carousel