Hardy hibiscus is such a wonderful perennial providing drama and color late in the season. These beauties are unaffected by cold snaps and produce flowers which are enormous, yet delicate, as if they were fashioned out of crepe paper. During last night’s advanced photography class, the students photographed a large bud that I suspected would ‘pop’ today.
I was right! Late afternoon, I captured the lovely blossom just as the petals were unfurling. This bloom, measuring about 8 inches across (wow!), happens to have white petals with a dusting of blush pink along the edges. Since my plant is a mixed variety, there is no telling what other colors will emerge!
When most things in the garden are dying back, hardy hibiscus is a nice treat!