Today the very last bud on the Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Midnight Marvel’ opened.
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Midnight Marvel’
I included a post, It Started Blooming Today, back on the 27th of June to note the first flower on these two hibiscus plants. With the last bud opening today, it means that these plants have been in bloom for just over three months. The bright red flowers are the centerpiece, and the hibiscus adds purple tinged foliage to the border throughout the season. Another feature is that, when the spent blossoms drop, the calyx remains for a few days to add another eye-catching spot.
Calyx on ‘Midnight Marvel’ hibiscus
‘Midnight Marvel’ has been a grand addition to our garden.
John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014.
He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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What a party girl! She just doesn’t quit!
When I planted them two years ago, I wan’t sure what I was going to get. Turns out to be a reasonably good choice. Thanks. Marian.