Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Black Knight'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Black Knight'
This is an exceptional dark red bloom which has distinctive cream coloured stripes and flecks on the petals. The flower is large and ruffled with over-lapping petals which curve backwards. The size of the flower means it may fall forward revealing the cream coloured back more than the face while it is small, however as it eventually grows into a tall bush this may not be an issue as you may end up looking upwards into the shrub.
This Hibiscus was bred by Alan McMullen from a pod parent of 'Fiesta' and a pollen parent of 'Red Bomb'.

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