Thursday, April 19, 2012

Creole Lady



Ah, what a Beauty she is! I discovered her at the local boxstore and couldn't resist taking her home despite the $20 price tag....







Pink, white, blue, yellow and a touch of orange .... Nature gets away with all kinds of color combinations, but the real treat I got the next morning seeing the new daily flowers of the Creole Lady

Her blooms open up a hot pink with deep purple in the center





I must say I am not very good at keeping Tropical Hibiscus alive. They love lots of fertilizer, want to be regularly watered and start sulking when the temperatures drop below 50 F.  I'd say they fall into the category of 'High Maintenance'. So, I keep them as 'annuals' ;-)





11 comments:

  1. Wow! 'Creole Lady' is beautiful! If I ever come across that one in a nursery, it's going home with me. :-)

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  2. lol, I am glad I am not the only crazy plant shopper ;-)

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  3. That Hibiscus is so gorgeous!
    Looks like its going to be a high maintenance as you mentioned as hibiscus loves the high temperature and the tropical mix.
    I'm sure you know that hibiscus flowers are edible?
    That is another way of enjoying them before they drop their bloom for that day.

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  4. wow Absolutely Beautiful !!! I am one that loves Hibiscus too, and have to have them every year, but I do the same I treat them as annuals I am in a subtropical area , but I love the tropics...

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  5. einfach herrlich was für schöne Blühten

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  6. Those flowers are stunning!! Such pretty frills & colours :) I've never seen these in Malaysia before...if & when I find them, they're definitely coming home with me.

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  7. Great to find a new Florida garden blog! I too have been eyeing those gorgeous Hibiscus at our local Lowe's. In my garden, it's freezes, scale, and aphids that make growing Hibiscus difficult. Still can't give up growing them entirely though. They are just too stunning! : )

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  8. Yes, I read about Hibiscus being edible, but I never did eat a blossom. I guess I'll have to just bite into one today :-)

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  9. I wonder why they don't sell those in your country? maybe too hot and humid for those plants?

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  10. ah yes the aphids and the scale. I always wonder how those pests find that one lonely hibiscus in my yard :-/

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  11. You are most probably right...its too hot & humid here. Do have a great time for this weekend's tea party :)

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