Double Color Tropical Hibiscus

This tropical hibiscus has both red and peach flowers.

Double Color Tropical Hibiscus

Whew, so I wasn't loosing my mind, at least not in this instant. I picked up these tropical hibiscus trees on sale late summer for $5 each. I have two and thought they were a double red color. Not that I don't like the peach color because I do but I thought the tag said these were red.

Tropical hibiscus need to winter over inside. They are originally from central and south America where winters are mild and don't include frost and snow.

Going into our Missouri fall, I kept moving the potted tropical hibiscus plants around my deck because one week there would be red flowers. Another week I would see peach and think, gee, I must have moved the wrong hibiscus plant.

 Lovely double peach tropical hibiscus blooms late summer on my deck.

Lovely double peach tropical hibiscus blooms late summer on my deck.

As I was trimming the tropical trees to bring them inside for winter, the secret was revealed. I found both red and peach flowers growing on the same tree in one pot.

I plan to enjoy whatever flowers bloom in the middle of our snowy Missouri winters!

Charlotte