New Flowers from 2012 Onwards
A number of plants that resulted from my earlier work with raising new seedlings came north with me to the new property in late 2011. Many of these were planted out in what passed for "summer" 2011-2012, to be observed with a particular eye for floriferous examples which also come through the rigors of winter well and which are inherently attractive and/or interesting.
For a taste of pre-2012 seedlings, click on "New Flowers and Fruit" in the line near the top of each page, and select "New Hibiscus- The Beginnings"
They have been bred under permanently warm conditions, and, in hibiscus terms, even in the Far North of New Zealand, we are definitely not in that sort of a climate. Before I can offer them for sale they have to prove themselves as capable of surviving adequately on their own roots, unprotected, and outdoors. I hope to begin grafting some of these to hardier rootstocks after Winter 2012 has ended, with an expectation of offering some of them for sale. In the meantime, new seedlings from fresh importations have joined the older ones.
Now it is time to move on and see some of the new seedlings that emerged after my move in late 2011.
On the left is 'Janet Milne', named after a local friend of Rosemary at South Kaipara Head, a plant lover generally, and a lover of home grown bananas specifically!
On the right is an excellent example of how, with new flowers, the totally unexpected will arrive, to one's immediate delight. Yes, it really does show those colours from pale lavender thru to a definite green edging. It's 'Green With Envy'! And I had no idea at all that it was going to open the first time, let alone in such a wonderful set of colours.