Notes about living and gardening somewhere down in Texas
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Texas Star Hibiscus - In the Pond!
Here is the plant I told you about in the last post. It is a Texas Star Hibiscus, and it is indeed in the pond! After doing our big pond clean out and getting rid of all the plants, I went to the pond store to buy a new water poppy and a lily. The guy helping me said "oh, you gotta get one of these-they are my favorites." I couldn't believe he wanted me to get a TS Hibiscus and put it in the pond. I kept thinking how drought tolerant I always thought hibiscus were--but when he told me about the flowers, he convinced me to give it a try. The buds start out large like this one..and stay in bud form..it seemed like forever, but guess it was several weeks.
This weekend I noticed it had split and I could see the color---RED!
Yesterday it opened a bit more..
And this morning it was all the way open-big and gorgeous! Well worth the wait I think.
But of course, you know hibiscus--here today, gone tomorrow. Oh well...there are lots more flowers to come judging by all the buds I see!