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Olympic Torch from Above

This unusual tropical hibiscus cultivar called Olympic Torch was spotted at the 2008 Lafayette Louisiana Hibiscus Show. I had seen the same bloom at the New Orleans Hibiscus Show about a month earlier. It would be a nice one to have. It was entered by the Dupont Nursery, who at the time, only had the single bush that produced this magnificent bloom. They are reproducing this cultivar in hanging baskets. This variety was hybridized by Curt Sinclair of Florida. This is what it looks like from above.

 

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Uploaded on January 20, 2009