Hibiscus

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The intriguing part about this hardy hibiscus is the beautiful swirling lines in the bud.

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After it opens the lines straighten out and the stigma, surrounded by vibrating red, becomes the focal point.

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Hibiscus

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A Hibiscus bud with a luscious drop of rain water on its tip.  The other bud is showing just a peek of color.

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This is a hardy Hibiscus that was a pass-along plant.  It opens to the size of a dessert plate and displays several colors of pink.  This Hibiscus makes seeds that easily germinate and then the plant disappears in the winter and returns in spring to begin its cycle again.