Monday, September 16, 2013

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Anne Cheers'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Anne Cheers'
 This Hibiscus was bred by Fred Westerman from a pod parent of 'Tarantella' and a pollen parent of 'Crantastic' and released in 2002. The hot pink flower is a large 200mm, single cartwheel form with ruffled overlapping petals and these appear on a tall 2 metre bush. Flowering so early means it promises to be a good all rounder and tolerant of cooler growing conditions. 
Over the weekend I lightly pruned my Hibiscus, removed all the old winter blighted leaves, checked them for the dreaded Hibiscus beetle which are just hatching out, and gave them a feed of worm castings fertiliser which acts as a slow release plant food at this early stage of the growing season.

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