Plant query from Wisconsin

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Date Photo Taken: 06/23/2013
Location: Janesville, WI
Posted By: Millie


This plant appears in the yard of my friends’ new home in Southern Wisconsin.
I went up to help them identify the myriad plants in their wonderful new yard/park! This one has stumped many of us. It looks a little like a castor bean, but has layers where a castor bean seems to have only one layer of leaves. We don’t know if the plant was put in this spring or is a perennial. I rather doubt it was planted from seed this year. It doesn’t seem to be a weed, given it’s nice placement, but…


  1. BCC Unregistered says:

    I believe this may be Hardy Hibiscus, a perennial through Zone 4 – 5; full sun. Blooms very large and colorful flowers. See Wayside Gardens for varieties,.

    July 1st, 2013 at 3:56 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Hibiscus of some type…

    July 1st, 2013 at 9:17 am
  3. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    The leaves are beautiful When you identify it, please post it’s name on here. Lovely leaves and coloring.

    July 2nd, 2013 at 9:57 pm
  4. Chakza Registered says:

    I have 2 Fireball Hibiscus in my yard and that looks just like them. Mine have beautiful 9 inch blooms year after year.

    July 19th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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