LUNA hibiscus

 
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we were amazed to see the size of these Luna hibiscus blooms this morning! - first blooms on 2 plants in pots on patio. The flowers looked cup like at first, but then flattened out, and as the day has progressed, they are even larger, approx 8 inches across and the centre stamen has lengthened also. Loads more buds to open too : )

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azkul - Aug 19, 2009 08:45 PM EDT
This is from a message on the 'contact us' form. Maybe you can answer? "I have three luna hibiscus bushes and I want to know if I can split one of them up and transplant them somewhere else. They have gotten too big for the area. Thanks, Angel."
Guest - Sep 27, 2007 02:21 AM EDT
Hi Connie, that's a good price for the Luna hibiscus, can't recall what price ours were, as it was a few years ago now, but am pretty sure it was more than $5. They're really nice, huge flowers.
Guest - Sep 26, 2007 03:50 PM EDT
Luna Hibiscus (swamp mallow) grows wild here along highways. Just bought a luna at WalMart. Was on sale for $5.00. Is that a good deal? they have more.
Guest - Aug 11, 2007 09:58 PM EDT
I purchased a luna about 6 weeks ago in N.C. and the blooms for 4 weeks in N.C. were magnificent and abundant. I now have the same plant in Florida and live by the ocean. The plant is not doing so well, it is in a pot and it seems that the salt air may be preventing it from opening as wide as it did in N.C. I am considering moving it indoors, since it is one of the most breathtaking plants I have owned.
Guest - Jul 26, 2006 06:05 PM EDT
I have had one for 3 years. Leave outside all the time. Cut back to 6 inches in fall,comes back every spring. Fertilize 3 times a year. Blooms are 9 inches in diameter
Guest - Jan 25, 2006 09:24 PM EDT
quite awhile since anyone commented on this one, so thanks very much, Tania. It's one of my older entries. Am hoping to get a light coloured one of these this summer.
Guest - Jan 25, 2006 06:18 PM EDT
Alandra this photo is wonderful. I love the texture of the flower and the colour is vibrant
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 02:43 PM EDT
a late thanks, Gary, only just noticed your comment. they are all finished for this year, infact one plant seems to have "had it".
Guest - Sep 14, 2005 08:25 AM EDT
Wow! What a beautiful flower! Nice shot, Alandra.
Guest - Aug 11, 2005 12:09 PM EDT
Yes, the blooms are an amazing size! we brought ours inside last winter, and your winters are colder than ours. We transplanted ours to larger pots soon after we bought them, and kept them in pots. It states on the tag, to fertilize if the leaves turn a paler colour. We should have pruned in the spring, as the blooms were not as large the 2nd year. We just water them when they need it. Best bet is to ask the garden center in your region. Good luck with yours. Which colour did you buy? I want one of the paler ones next time.
Guest - Aug 11, 2005 10:43 AM EDT
Just bought one of these...it says on the tage that it's a perennial, good to zone 5 which is here...I was stunned by the huge flowers...what a display! Do you have any advice on care e.g. watering frequency, fertilizer, pruning, etc.?
Guest - Jul 11, 2005 10:44 AM EDT
Melissa, think I left a reply to yours on the other photo of this plant, hope you saw it. Wanted to let you know that I hope you and Leah enjoy your plants, am sure you will, the flowers are stunning. Next year I'll get a pale pink one for sure : )
Guest - Jul 10, 2005 02:06 PM EDT
we had a few flowers the 2nd year from one of the plants, - but they were not as large as the first year, probably our faults tho', as we should have cut the plant back in the spring, I believe. We kept ours inside all winter, as we are in British Columbia, Canada, and altho it's mild here most winters, we do get cooler weather sometimes.
Guest - Jul 09, 2005 08:03 PM EDT
DO THEY come back year after year i have one my first and they are pretty big pink flowers .
Guest - Jul 06, 2005 10:45 AM EDT
I just bought 4 of these plants, 2 red ones, and 2 of the lighter color, white with a splash of pink. They are gorgeous plants. Very huge blooms.
Guest - Jun 07, 2005 01:13 AM EDT
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Guest - Mar 16, 2005 09:15 PM EDT
thankyou, Maya. Do you have these plants where you live?
Guest - Mar 15, 2005 01:07 PM EDT
I like idea on it! Warm photo!
Guest - Mar 12, 2005 04:43 AM EDT
many thanks for the comments, Gary, have just found them all : ) Yes, this plant has really stunning flowers, am thinking it would be nice to have one with the paler coloured flowers this summer, for a change. If we get one, will send in some pics of the different coloured flowers : )
Guest - Mar 09, 2005 08:54 PM EDT
Nice photo, Alandra. I'd like to see some of these myself.
Guest - Mar 04, 2005 11:15 PM EDT
many thanks to all for the praise re this photo. I hope to see some more of these flowers soon : )
Guest - Oct 11, 2004 08:51 AM EDT
it's a wonderfull photo of this amazing flower. It show's a lovely view of the flower showing all its detail and beautiful texture and colour
Guest - Aug 27, 2004 04:31 PM EDT
Nice shot, a huge blossom
Guest - Aug 27, 2004 04:29 PM EDT
This is truly a magnificent photo of a magnificent flower!

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