Sunday, August 5, 2007

Hibiscus 'Angelique'

As the daylilies wind down, the hibiscus are just getting started. We have scattered them throughout the gardens so that we can enjoy their size and colors wherever we are working. This is Angelique. She is a tall plant, over my head at least and lives at the edge of the bog along with quite a few others. The flower is about 6 - 8 inches across, not nearly as large as some, but unique in its pulled back petals. I don't think any of them have a fragrance, but since you don't have to get close to enjoy them, scent isn't as important I don't think. These all enjoy moist soil, even, as this one, at the edge of a bog, and also enjoy full sun.

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