Can anyone tell me what kind of flower this is???

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We went to a friends house in Marion, IL. and his neighbor has these flowers. They are beautiful!! I just fell in love with them but cant figure out what they are. They are so big and vibrant!!








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Sara's correct, Hibiscus. They're usually treated as an annual around here (cause they're so cheap,) and you can find them very inexpensively in the springtime at the home centers and nurseries.

Here's a neat website I just found:

http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/index.html

Haven't explored it yet, but looks promising!

Cindy
 
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke

Sara's correct, Hibiscus. They're usually treated as an annual around here (cause they're so cheap,) and you can find them very inexpensively in the springtime at the home centers and nurseries.

Here's a neat website I just found:

http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/index.html

Haven't explored it yet, but looks promising!

Cindy
Wow!! Thanks!!

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I didn't realize they got that big. I sent my mother in Florida one a few years ago. Now I'm jealous as they wont grow here.
 
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Originally Posted by dicknleah

I didn't realize they got that big. I sent my mother in Florida one a few years ago. Now I'm jealous as they wont grow here.
I never realized that got that big either!!! Arent they just so pretty? I want some now.
Gotta find some just the same....
 

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Originally Posted by dicknleah

I didn't realize they got that big. I sent my mother in Florida one a few years ago. Now I'm jealous as they wont grow here.
Where in Washington are you? If you're closer to the coast you might be able to grow hardy hibiscus! I didn't even know there was such a thing to tell you truthfully, I assumed they were all tropicals and the hardy varieties don't look as if they're as showy, but they're hardy to zone 4!

Naturehills Hibiscus Perennials
 

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Yep, yep...like everyone said: hibiscus! There are SO many varieties of hibiscus and they come in so many sizes, shapes, and colors! They're found all over the place here in Florida. I always think they're so beautiful
 

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WOW!!!
Thats some flowers!! And cute kid!!


I'm jealous, nothing that big has time to grow in sweden

Cept pine trees...
 
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay

WOW!!!
Thats some flowers!! And cute kid!!


I'm jealous, nothing that big has time to grow in sweden
Thank you!!
 

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Originally Posted by eatrawfish

They look like Hibiscus to me, but I'm no expert.
Yep-that's what I thought, too. Alot of those down here in Florida!
I think it's the state flower..Floridians, correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys

Yep-that's what I thought, too. Alot of those down here in Florida!
I think it's the state flower..Floridians, correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm thinking so...but then again, I could be wrong as well!

No more "Florida Beach Bums" siggy?? That one was my favorite. It always put a smile on my face.
 

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Can't let my mom see those pics. She has been wanting some for the longest time. Had a pink one but it died. We have some of its cousins in the Mallow family - Rose of Sharon in bloom now.
 

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Originally Posted by katspixiedust

I'm thinking so...but then again, I could be wrong as well!

No more "Florida Beach Bums" siggy?? That one was my favorite. It always put a smile on my face.
I get in the mood for something different, playing around with the computer..I kind of miss it, too.
 
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