Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Sassi'
A tartan Hibiscus? The rich red and dark centre of this flower have all the hallmarks of a good Scottish tartan, though this was probably not on the mind of the Florida grower Elanor Suchonic who bred it from a pod parent of 'Topaz Glory' and a pollen parent of 'Herm Geller'. It needs to be grafted for best success and is an average grower with an open bushy appearance. The word 'sassy' is usually associated with jazz legend Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990)