Sunday, September 1, 2013

Flower Mavens, Please Weigh In!

What an amazing flower!

To all you flower-loving babes out there—can you please tell me the name of this flower? I saw it in front of more than one house on a recent trip to Ithaca, NY and I fell in love with it! The blossoms are so big, showy and beautiful! I saw it in several colors, like a pink-tinged white and a dark pink, but my favorite was this red.

Even more beautiful when seen at an angle!

If you happen to know the name of this flower, please let me know what it is!

15 comments:

Divers and Sundry said...

is it a hibiscus? we had them in my yard when i was little, but i haven't had one since. lovely!

Jill said...

I wondered if it was a hibiscus, but it seemed so big that I doubted myself. I am still learning the names of flowers. If it is a hibiscus, I have never seen one that size! XO, Jill

ColorFormTexture said...

It is definitely a hibiscus and probably a hybrid that produces very large blossoms.

happyface313.com said...

Sorry, cannot answer your question.
But: the flower is stunning! Wish I had those in a huge pot ;-) or in a vase on my desk - they'd really make my day!!
Have a lovely Sunday :-) xo

Veshoevius said...

Looks like a hibiscus x

Paula Ruta said...

Hibiscus! Love them, and my favorite is the yellow, although they arent as large in the yellow! xoxo

Heather Lindstrom said...

Oh my-how gorgeous! I have never grown hibiscus but this is a beauty!
xx, Heather

SueZ said...

Yes Hibiscus...NOT the tropical variety though. Here is a link:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/hibiscus/

Jill said...

Thank you ladies so much for the info. The only hibiscus I have seen in person before this beauty was much smaller in comparison. Who knew Ithaca could grow such gigantic flowers. I saw these in several places in my grandmother's neighborhood. Wow! XO, Jill

Janet said...

It's a hibiscus. Probably Big Red.

playingwithscarves said...

Lots of hibiscus here but I have never seen such a biggy... Wow! I keep it in my mind for a new scarf inspiration!
Thanks a lot for featuring the ANNE TOURAINE Paris™ scarves. See you hopefully in NYC :-) Hibiscus tea or champagne???
Hugs,
Anne

Jill said...

Hi Janet, thanks for telling me even more information. I love that name. Big Red! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Oh Anne, the pattern on that flower would make a glorious detail on a scarf! I can't wait to meet you soon. Ha, you know I love champagne, but we may have to toast over tea instead! XO, Jill

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So gorgeous...it is similar to an hibiscus, but I have many hibiscus and none are like this....it is so pretty.

Patty S. said...

The plant is called, Hibiscus Moscheutos or Rose Mallow. I hope this helps. They're very hardy as well unlike their tropical cousins.