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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 15 / 2016

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    tom Woltjen


This plant was in a bucket in the greenhouse of a home I bought last spring. It had bamboo type stems. I moved outside to a shallow end of a pond, and it began to produce pretty red flowers. They only lasted a day or so but they kept coming all summer. In fall, I cut it back and returned it to the greenhouse. It hasn’t grown back yet, and may be dead. Would like to know the name so I can get another one!


  • tom Woltjen Apprentice says:

    I think you are correct, thanks for the info.

    February 2nd, 2017 at 11:05am

  • NDP Green Thumb says:

    I don’t picture this growing in Chicago, but it looks like Hibiscus coccineus. It does appear to be blooming in a well-protected space. Check out

    February 1st, 2017 at 11:09pm

  • tom Woltjen Apprentice says:

    I believe the plant is still alive. I broke off a woody remnant of a stalk and the roots are still green and supple.

    February 1st, 2017 at 8:08pm

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