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Hybrids and throwbacks

A beautiful specimen

A beautiful specimen

I’m not a serious enough gardener to understand let alone control hybridisation.

But I do know that our ‘trunk-growing’ hibiscus has produced hundreds of seedlings, and the flowers on those seedlings  are larger and more finely marked than those of the parent plant.

This is one of the ‘throwback’ hibiscus flowers, the first to open in the garden.

The young plants are sturdy, with good genes; we’re able to transplant them even when they’re quite big.

They’ve filled many a gap and shored up many a sliding bank!

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