A Single Beauty

Monday, October 30, 2006

With thanks to the grower for the photo, here's a primer on seeds vs. cuttings. The confederate rose is usually a double flowered member of the hibiscus family. However, a seedling from one such tree came into flower with the classic, single hibiscus flower. If she takes cuttings from the stems of this grand dame of the fall flower garden, our grower will have several more just like it next year. Seedlings are less predictable, as we have seen in this case. The single flowers are lovely and add a distinctive difference to the garden.

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