Double Peach Tropical Hibiscus

One of my first gift plants after graduating from college eons ago was a double red tropical hibiscus I named Theo. When Theo died as the result of thunderstorm injuries, I adopted Anita, a peach-colored double red tropical hibiscus. Anita spends summers on the deck, then winters over in my living room when, in the middle of cold January, she blooms. December and January are summer months in South America, where tropical hibiscus originate.

Anita has many visitors during summer including this chartreuse sulphur butterfly.