I don’t think I’ve ever photographed this newest hibiscus in my family. It’s planted in a spot I don’t often visit, by the gate between the outside kitchen entrance and the back yard. When Pasiano left the gate open, letting the dogs into the kitty domain, I went to close it and discovered this somewhat splendiferous overblown beauty. It’s not what I would normally buy. Now I’m curious about my state of mind when I succumbed to its gaudy flashiness.