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    02 / 22 / 2013

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    Gourd Lady


The flower and leaf are from an approx. 8 foot shrub growing in a sheltered courtyard with dappled sunlight by my work place. I began my job in Nov. 2012 and the leaves are still intact and it blooms continuously! I was told it’s a hibiscus but have not seen this variety and would love to get a cutting. What’s unusual about is that the flowers hang downward and never open up. I brought the flower and leaf home in a damp paper towel but they start to wilt quickly.


  • Geoff Bryant Master Identifier says:

    If the flower never opens more than that, it’s probably a Malvaviscus. You can see an image of the common Malvaviscus arboreus on my website at

    March 13th, 2013 at 3:04am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Stone I did a little reading on the Sleeping Hibiscus. That seems like a pretty good common name for this mystery!

    February 26th, 2013 at 9:53pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I think it’s a Malvaviscus… One of the Turks cap hibiscus’

    February 24th, 2013 at 6:30pm

  • Emily Allred Master Identifier says:

    Looks what is called a Flowering Maple. Some of them have very lobed leves, but some look like the one pictured. Apparently they cut very easily – my neighbor has a ton and they are stunning.

    February 23rd, 2013 at 11:10pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    It is a variety of hibiscus possibly the common Rose mallow. This link may help In a sheltered courtyard I suspect the problem could be as simple as lack of water. There could be other problems as well

    February 23rd, 2013 at 3:20pm

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