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HIBISCUS SYRIACUS
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including related species Hibiscus sinosyriacus

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  WHITE LAVENDER/
LILAC/MAUVE
LIGHT PINK MEDIUM TO
DARK PINK
RED/
VIOLET-RED
VIOLET/
PURPLE
SINGLE Albus - white, single

Autumn Surprise - cerise eye, belongs to related species H. sinosyriacus

Banner - red eye

Diana - pure white, no eye, larger bloom, dark shinty leaf, no seeds

Dorothy Crane - red eye

Gladys Smith - red eye, nice wide and ruffled petals.

Helena - near white, red eye, floriferous, little or no seed, huge 5 inch+ size, not always good in the northern states

Monstrosus - red eye, old clone not valuable today

Red Heart - red eye, Helena is superior to it, French origin

Ruby Glow - very big cerise eye (to 25%), belongs to related species H. sinosyriacus

Snowdrift - pure white, Krussman says that leaves distinquish it from Totus Albus

Totus Albus - old clone, small by modern standards

William R. Smith (W.R. Smith, Rev. W. Smith) - pure white, no eye, nicely crimped petals, 'Diana' replaces it

Blue Bird (Oiseau Bleu) - near sky blue, red eye, huge 5 in. blooms, open widely, French origin, RHS AM, there are good and lousy clones out there so go with Blue Satin™

Blue Satin™ - rich lavender-blue, purplish eye, strong, uniform plants\

Brendon Springs (3/4) - single, nice clear lavender-purple shade

Celestial = Coelestis

Coelestis (Celestial) - light blue, smaller 3-4 in. bloom compared to 'Blue Bird'

Lilac Queen - light lilac, red eye, belongs to related species H. sinosyriacus

Mauve Queen - mauve, red eye

Meehanii - lilac-mauve, darker eye, lovely cream margined leaf, slower but worth it

Minerva - lavender, pink tints, red eye, glossy dark leaf, triploid (no seed)

Sky Blue - clear near true blue, long bloom period

Blush Satin™ - light pink, very large red eye, strong plants, longer bloom period

Hamabo - blush light pink, red to bronze eye, RHS AM, it is not Hibiscus hamabo Sieb. & Zucc., Blush Satin has it beat

Aphrodite - dark pink, red eye, thick dark leaf, triploid (no seeds)

Collie Mullens - purplish-lavender and double by some accounts. The photo above is at occurs in the US trade and the Dawes Arb. - more of a rose-lavender with red eye, and obviously single.

Lenny (3/4) - rose-pink, trumpet-shaped, very long bloom period, 1.8m tall x 1.5m wide

Pink Giant - clean pink, red eye, large 5 in. diameter

Rose Satin™ - dark rose-pink, large red eye with showy veining, wide overlapping petals

Edna Frances - violet-red, 3 in. blooms, darker eye

Rubis - near red

Violet Satin™ - violet-red, large darker red eye, darker veins reach a third of the petals and give more interest

Woodbridge - rose-red, red eye, large diamter, selected from 'Rubis', RHS AM

Russian Violet - dark mauve-lilac, very floriferous, 'Blue Bird' x 'Red Heart'
SEMI- TO FULL
DOUBLE
Admiral Dewey - old American c. 1900 double, 5cm wide

Albus Plenus = Jeanne d'Arc

Cicola (3/4) - smallish double, red center

Jeanne D'Arc (Albus Plenus, Jean d'Arc) - full white

Speciosus (La Veuve, Speciosus Plenus) - red center, double

White Chiffon™ - anemone-like, lacy center

Coeruleus Plenus - violet-blue

Lavender Chiffon™ - lavender, reddish veins or spots are base, semi-double center, best double lavender to date (2002)

Bicolor = Lady Stanley

Blushing Bride - light pink fades white

Carneus Plenus - light pink, smallish red center. Lady Stanley is larger flowered

Comte d'Hainut - blush pink. Inferior to newer cultivars

Double Pink

Elegantissima - light lilac-pink, darker pink and red markings, sem-double, distinct from 'Lady Stanley' but the trades sometimes mixed them together.

Lady Stanley (Bicolor) - white with many pink tints, red markings and blotches

Leopoldii - white tinged pink, red center. Leaves more cut than Lady Stanley

Amarantus = Roseus Plenus

Duc de Brabant - dark reddish-pink, very full, buds dark red

Gussie - large diameter, rose pink

Lady Stanley - popular double

Ms. Julenne - cream margined leaf

Paeoniflorus- lilac-pink, usually is either Puniceus Plenus or Amplissimus in the trade

Roseus Plenus - dark violet-pink, less fading, very full double but often sparsely blooming

Amplissimus - red

Boule de Feu (Comte de Flandre) dark red, full double, never striped as Duc de Brabant

Comte de Flandre = Boule de Feu

Duc de Brabant - dark red, often striped white, brownish buds

Freedom - single to semi-double, giving both flower types, a newer one from Don Shadow

Double Red - probably one of the named clones

Lucy - robust plants

Puniceus Plenus (Ruber Semiplenus) - large semi-double, earlier

Agnes - mauve-purple, large diameter

Amplissimus (Paeoniflorus) - violet-pink fades to violet

Ardens - pinkish-purple, earlier bloom

Bride - azure or violet-blue

Coeruleus Plenus - violet-blue. Violet Double Clair replaced it.

Purpureus Variegatus - reddish-lilac, creamy-yellow margined leaf

SANCHON YO 'Purple Ruffles' - semi-double, petals ruffles, dark purple, some to 8.5cm wide. Introduced by Notcutts Nurseries, UK 2003.

Souvenir de Charles Breton - semi-double, violet, slightly paler than Violet Clair Double

Violet Clair Double (Violaceus Plenus) - bluish-purple, semi-double

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