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A True Hybrid of Prettiness....

Tropical Storm update: We here in Corpus Christi received only winds and rain. Along the coast quite a bit of flooding and dune erosion. The "eye" of the storm came on land near Port O'Connor, Texas [about 100 miles north, northeast of us]. There will be flooding advisories out for two days. Sunday, I drove out to the Gulf and witnessed some rough surf. Took pictures and will show them later this week.  Now, on with the show.  This found below was pre-scheduled in case of power outages during the storm threat...
 
We bought this plant nearly 16 years ago, and it doesn't bloom until late summer and all during the Fall. I love it. The blossoms are small in comparison to the 'regular' hibiscus, but the variegated leaves of christmas red, white and green just dazzles the eye. I would love to have more of this, but I've looked often at other nurseries in town, and can never find any more!



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  1. Glad you made it through the storm.
    These hibiscus are so pretty. Even the leaves are pretty on this one. Too bad you can't find another one

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  2. Beautiful hibiscus! They have such lovely blooms! They just aren't cold hardy enough here and I don't like to have to cover stuff when a frost is coming, so I probably wouldn't be a good hibiscus owner. So glad that storm did not cause you any damage. Praying for those to the north of you. We certainly have had some winds from it over here on our side of the gulf. But we are also getting a little tiny bit of cooler weather today and tomorrow, so we will enjoy it!! Have a blessed and beautiful day.

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    1. My SIL had hibiscus in Colorado...they died off in winter but came back come Spring.

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  3. I am glad the "eye" missed you.

    Thst hibiscus is a beautiful shade of red. I hope you eventually find another one or two or however many you want.

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    1. It would be great to find another and have TWO. lol

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  4. I have never seen one like this, how gorgeous! I was so happy to get your hawk I.D.! I know you are right, because Cooper's Hawks are smaller, and this one was rather small. The breast of the two hawks looks the same. Yes, a blue moon this month! Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm so glad the storm did not cause you any problems! I always think of you when one comes close by there.

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    1. ...another way to differentiate the two hawks is the tail. Copper's tail is longer than the red shouldered. Oh and, cooper's has a "flatter" head while red shouldered is more rounded.

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  5. This variegated Leaf hibiscus is my favorite of all hibiscus and it comes in pink and red and we had two pink and two red and they were huge like one was almost 20 feet tall because we didn't cut them back but now they're all dead and the only one we have is a red one like this that hangs over the fence from our neighbor's yard. We don't know what happened to him we think it was the drought. These photos are gorgeous

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  6. This hibiscus is the reddest red I have ever seen! I do love red! Glad to hear that the storm hit further up the coast and you had no issues!

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  7. So glad you didn't have anything major from the storm in your area. That hibiscus is one of the prettiest I've ever seen, love it!

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  8. You are a lady of many talents and interests.

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  9. We're happy to hear that you made it safely through the storm! What a brilliant red hibiscus♥

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  10. So glad you missed most of the storm. Now let that be the last one.
    Love that variegated Leaf hibiscus. Just beautiful.

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  11. Sooooo glad you were lucky this time!!!

    Thank you for adding this, to your post!!!!

    Gorgeous red!!!!

    🍁✨🍂✨🍁

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  12. Very beautiful!!!
    The weather has been freakishly weird and stormy this year.
    Happy Autumn 🌙☕🍁🎃🍂👻

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  13. OH those red blooms are gorgeous and like the variegated leaves!

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  14. Glad the storm passed you by and you didn't loose power.
    I really like that Hibiscus and its size and colors.
    Love the way it spills over the wall. I hope you can find more and would love to know the name of it.
    Sue

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    1. If I remember right, it was Queen something or other...maybe look up hybrid hibiscus?

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  15. That plant, leaves and flowers are gorgeous .

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  16. Hello,
    I am so glad you were safe and this storm passed by. The hibiscus is pretty, pretty blooms. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  17. It's beautiful! Glad you've kept it going for so many years.
    Glad the storm passed you by!

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  19. I looks like a happy plant. We got a few drops of rain this morning.

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  20. I was wondering how the storm affected you.

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