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Old August 23rd, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Hibiscus

Always a sign of summer ending when the hibiscus start to bloom.

First 2 are water hibiscus in the pond. The rest are in the garden.

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 10:44 PM
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A few more plus a trumpet vine flower pic. The white in the previous post and the candy cane stripe and red are all dinner plate size flowers. They are just huge this year.

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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Egyptians drink a lot of hibiscus tea (we boil the dry petals and then add lotsa sugar), especially during ramadan which is coming up and I have never actually seen a hibiscus plant. I would have thought the flowers were darker and less fragile looking....we also add it to henna, along with tea and pomegranete to give the henna a darker red colour.

Pretty cool..nice pics!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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oh ok i get it there are many varieties of the plant we probably use the last deep red one
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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:37 AM
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I love hibiscus! I like trumpet vine too but won't plant it. I have read too many horror stories on line about what it can do.
Beautiful pics!
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I saw some Hibiscus for sale just like the one Chico posted the other day. Do they need full sun and lots of room They are from the Mallow family, non?
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Yes they are mallow family. They need room, sun and water. My white one I've had well over 15 years now and it takes up about a 4ft round diameter and gets to between 4 - 6 feet tall. The red and candy stripe have different foiliage and get taller.

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Wow clm,they are beautiful,Hibiscus are actually not my favorite,the blooming-period is so shor,but they sure are pretty,especially yours.
I love the Trumpet-vine
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