Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

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Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 18th, 2011, 10:52 pm

The first to bloom is my seed grown Hibiscus Disco Belle, all these plants became dead sticks in winters hard to believe after seeing this big bloom:

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by UMAR KHAN » April 18th, 2011, 11:48 pm

wow! what a hibiscus.i like this disco belle series.hudge bloom on a nice compact & clean plant.its amazing.plz do post the other colors when they come to bloom

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by zaib » April 19th, 2011, 3:02 pm

WoW............. Its superb........... what a big thingy... MashaAllah.
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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by tweedle2009 » April 19th, 2011, 4:15 pm

Wow

Izhar, is it the right time to sow disco hibiscus seeds? How long they'd take to flower from seed?

What's the size of these flowers?

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 19th, 2011, 4:42 pm

They are heat lovers, this is actually the right time, 2-3 months from sowing till blooming, 5"-6" diameter. Got my seeds from Thompson & Morgan. Plants become dormant in winters and dry out but sprout from roots in summers.

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by zaib » April 19th, 2011, 7:29 pm

There seems no difference between this one and Luna Red Hibiscus.
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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 19th, 2011, 11:23 pm

Zaib both plants are Hibiscus moscheutos. Disco belle is older then Luna. Luna is bred by Panamerican seeds, Luna is taller then Disco belle series.

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 25th, 2011, 11:08 pm

Seed grown Hibiscuses:

The Yellow one is a nectar factory. Ants, bees, wasps love them. You can see how luminescent it becomes when hit by direct sun:

My hand for size reference:

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by mirafzalkhan » April 25th, 2011, 11:18 pm

Image Izhar, I am Jealous. More Green had seeds of Disco Bell in winter session. Tomorrow I will cheeked with them if they have seeds I will definitely grow.

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Re: Summer Blooms 2011 from Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi

Post by Izhar » April 25th, 2011, 11:23 pm

Mir sb. just to clarify that the yellow one is from Karachi University Botanic Garden, I collected seeds from a plant.

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