Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"Should I pluck it,
My hand would defile the flower;
I offer it, as it stands, ..."
Empress Komyo, Japan
Sometimes called the Texas Star Hibiscus, this is one of my favorites in the garden and one of our native plants here in Northwest Florida. The white variety is fairly new. Last summer I planted it close to the red and this season it is blooming in all its glory. The mix of red and white intermingling is wonderful. But the best thing is that they withstand flooding and salt water. The perfect flower for a seaside garden.