Funky Funky Foliage Hibiscus

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  1. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    Who doesn't love unusual varieties of plants - hardly anyone knows the variety of leave shapes hibiscus can have. Unfortunately I don't have too many special foliage hibiscus yet - I have two european varieties with that tendency and recently I managed to get HVH's Creme de Cacao.
    Never the less, my biggest bush who is funky-leaved has been very active in the past, so I have a collection of funky-leaved seedlings (I'm eagerly waiting for blooms....!!!)
    Here are some of them:
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    And here's the mother of all that funk:
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  2. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Wow the mother plant is huge!!
    Those leaves are really cool... Hopefully the flower will be too!
     
  3. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    yes, the mum is a monster. I pruned her twice 'recently' - once in autumn, then around christmas or so. she spent her time growing right back so far and will be starting to bloom within the next days. I hope I can make more crosses with her. So far I had no blooms of those funky-half-fancy seedlings, I'm dying to see them but all they do so far is grow! (or in case of the runts - nothing)
     
  4. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    haha, a couple of days ago a police-helicopter came by and hovered quite some time over our balcony.... you think that was because of all the pot-shaped hibiscus????
     
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  5. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll bet it was. Do you suppose your flat stands out from the rest when viewing from the air? It sounds as if it may be a lot greener than the rest.
     
  6. Pix

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    I have Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella). It is edible...
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  7. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    oh cool, I never heard of that one! I recently bought hibiscus sabdarifa, which looks funky and is the hibiscus variety you can make tea from. looks as though it's shutting down :( maybe it's getting to cold for that one now.
     
  8. Moose

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    Interesting and impressive distinct leaf shapes I've never encountered on a Hibiscus! Lurking
     
  9. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    funny thing about funky foliage hibiscus - they change leaf-shape depending on whether they are just growing (funky leaves) or blooming (=> normal leaves).
    I'm reposting my funky seedling here to follow up, the leaves have changed to normal now that it's blooming
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  10. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Here is an update on Cranberry Hibiscus (how it looks now). I do not know how to trim it yet.
     
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  11. Pix

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    And this I was given last Tuesday. Hibiscus vine. Never heard about this one before. Supposedly very easy, with roots, but didn't look well after a day in the bag. I planted it but I do not have much hope. The leaves are maple type again.
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  12. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg Obviously I don't know how to trim ours!
     
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  13. Pix

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    It is beautiful and low to the ground, i like it:). I was given 3 cuttings, all of them rooted, and now I have 3 long stems. I cut one in half to see what it does. It was a pity to cut all of them because a lot of buds were developing. How do you keep yours low?
     
  14. ScotTi

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    I encountered the Hibiscus acetosella 'Mahogany Splendor' and of course 2 of them followed me home from the garden center.
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  15. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Scott, is that different from what Angela posted above?
     
  16. ScotTi

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    Dean, It may be the same. The tag states this ones average size is 36-60" H x 24-30" W. The foliage grabbed my attention so I thought I would give them a try.
     

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