Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Enid Lewis'
Enid is an old fashioned name as is this variety of Hibiscus. It was originally grown by the great Australian Hibiscus nurseryman from the Sydney suburb of Warringah, Les Beers, who established Hibiscus Park Nursery there in the late 1950's. The suburb is now famous for its Mall.......This small flowered Flamingo pink variety is flushed with a biscuit colour at the edge of the petals and on the reverse. It is not a huge flower only being about 125-150 mm wide but is a '2 dayer'. It flowers for most of the year and over winter the flowers shrink and become quite miniature and look quite sweet. Les Beers selected this variety when it appeared as a sport on 'Sabrina' which in turn had originated from the aforementioned 'Mrs George Davis' or Kona. It is a tall growing variety which becomes gnarly with age but can be kept pruned to a more manageable height. It is a recommended variety for growing in a partly shaded location.