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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Gertrude Ivers'
 
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'GertHibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Gertrude Ivers'rude Ivers'
When it comes to hybrids, I generally do not gravitate toward the yellows. However, this one caught my eye. It had 'early hybrid' written all over it. Below is the only information I was able to find on Hibiscus rosa-sinensis'Gertrude Ivers'.

Historical Reference: Hibiscus Gertrude Ivers. Sport grown from seed capsule introduced by G.P. Wilder, from A.S. Archer. Slow growth, upright, freely branching, dark gray bark, green on twigs. Leaves ovate, thick, serrate, light green, raised veins, 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 in wide, 2 1/4 - 3 1/2 in. long, petiole 1/2 in.

Flower 5 in. wide, sulpher yellow-orange, scarlet tinge in veins and near tips of petals, throat rich crimson, column pale yellow, 3 in. long, peduncle 2 3/4 in., bracts 7 or 8, green, upright. Seldom self seeds; crosses freely.

Ornamental Hibiscus in Hawaii
Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station
Bulletin No. 29, December 1913

 

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