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Hagstrom, John

Hibiscus 'Luna Red' (Luna Red Hibiscus), close-up of flower


Identifier
3.75297
Format
digital color photograph 
Digitization Status
Born digital
Type
Photographic image
Date created
2004 – 2012
Description
Hibiscus 'Luna Red' (Luna Red Hibiscus), showy, dinner plate-sized, hollyhock-like flowers, individual flowers last only 1-2 days but new flowers open each day in rapid succession over a long July to September bloom period, at the peak of bloom a large plant can produce 20 or more flowers per day, are among the largest flowers produced by any perennial that is winter hardy to this area, alternate, broad-ovate to lanceolate leaves (3-8” long) with toothed margins are green above and white-hairy beneath, leaves are lobeless or have 3-5 shallow lobes, Luna Red is a compact F1 hybrid cultivar which grows to 2-3’ tall, each flower (6-8” diameter) features five overlapping deep burgundy red petals, prominent and showy creamy white to pale yellow central staminal column