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Cranberry Hibiscus Flower - Hibiscus acetosella


Cranberry Hibiscus Flower - Hibiscus acetosella

This is one of my favorite hibiscuses which has red to maroon leaves. The leaves are edible and the hips can make tea. Photo taken Jan 4, 2021.



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very rich color

6 Jan, 2021

 

Stunning colour.

6 Jan, 2021

 

I adore this plant Delonix. Very beautiful. I posted few pictures of it some years ago as we had it in our yard in Mexico, First, I was surprised that they grow Japanese maple trees in Mexico and not until it bloomed I realized what it was. Leaves look very similar to red jap. maples I grow on Vancouver Island.

6 Jan, 2021

 

It’s a definite all rounder, Andy! Deep rich velvet tones, plus it’s edible!

6 Jan, 2021

 

Edible Kate? I didn't know that. thanks !

6 Jan, 2021

 

👌

6 Jan, 2021

 

Thanks for the comments.

Yes, most parts of this plant are edible.

It definitely does look like a maple-leaf.

7 Jan, 2021

 

Beautiful flower and colour.

7 Jan, 2021

 

Nice texture..velvety. Up here,some Hibiscus have a few blooms. No frost and most every night in the 40-49f range. Days of 60f and next week,mid 60's to low 70's in January in the south bay area.

7 Jan, 2021

 

We were at a redlight,and we notice a home with a banana plant. Not only was it still green leaf,no stress..but a clump of bananas was hanging from it. I would guess dwarf Cavendish? A guess because that and Goldfinger are the only small banana plants sold at nurseries starting June or so.

7 Jan, 2021

 

Stan,

It was 74 degrees here today, next week upper 70’s and low 80’s.

My grandma used to grow big, beautiful bunches of bananas in Hayward (where her house was since 1961). She would spread bags of chicken manure on her banana plants every year in mid-March until she got too old.

I just remember her bananas were so delicious and sweet. She was a pro at growing them.

8 Jan, 2021



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