Another Go at the Giant Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, Aug 11, 2016

For some reason, the hibiscus bloom that was shriveled up yesterday rejuvenated itself today so I must publish these three photos to give you a better idea of its actual size.  I love finding a hibiscus I don’t already have, and this one is a beauty!!! I’m like a mom with a new baby. I just have to keep sharing its progress! (Big baby.)

Click on first photo and arrows to see enlarged views of the other two.


Below is yesterday’s view of the exact same flower.  I’ve never seen a flower “unwilt” like this!! Full one day, wilted the next, full again the next.  https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/08/10/newest-addition-giant-hibiscus-flower-of-the-day-aug-10-2016/

8 thoughts on “Another Go at the Giant Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, Aug 11, 2016

  1. Pingback: Newest Addition, Giant Hibiscus: Flower of the Day, Aug. 10, 2016 | lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know.. Had to put my hand there to prove it. In the first set of photos, not only were the petals curled backwards, but my hand was a bit in front of the flower so made my hand look bigger and the flower smaller by comparison. It’s the largest hibiscus I’ve ever seen, but I repeat myself, don’t I?

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  2. angloswiss

    This is particularly interesting for me. I got myself a similar hibiscus two weeks ago. Not so mega big as yours, but almost and the same colour. Is this a new species? And it does not save with new flowers. The normal hibicus flower arrives and closes in a day, but these last at least 2-3 days. What to do with it when it finishes flowering? It is such a shame to cast it away and I want to plant it in the garden. I live in Switzerland, cold and icy winters – and I do not know if it will survive. I believe you live in Mexico? So your hibiscus probably has a better chance of survival. Do you know something about this hibiscus type that I do not know perhaps 😉

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I grew hibiscus in Wyoming which had brutal winters. I just had it in a sunny place in the house.. near a window in a pot. Don’t throw the poor thing away. It wants to live with you.

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