Flowers the size of paper plates!

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Old 08-01-10, 09:57 AM
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Flowers the size of paper plates!

What are those things?! You'd think more people would be growing these, as they are a real head stopper.
 
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Old 08-01-10, 10:40 AM
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Got a pic? One large flower comes to mind is a sunflower. If it's not that, give us some colors at least.
 
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We have a hibiscus whose flowers are 7" or so in diameter.
 
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Old 08-01-10, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadeladie View Post
Got a pic? One large flower comes to mind is a sunflower. If it's not that, give us some colors at least.
Per you and Wayne, I will look up a pic of the hibiscus to see if that is it.

BTW - I stopped along a farm road to look at acres and acres and acres of sunflowers just a few hours ago. Someone was there also photographing. Scenic terrain also with a hilly woodland backdrop.

That might be it:

http://www.flowers.vg/flowers/hibiscus-white.htm

Too bad there is nothing next to the flower to gauge it too. They are the hugest thing, besides a sunflower, that I have seen. If I take some time, maybe I can find such a comparison with size.
 
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We have had the hibiscus as shown in the link, and they do get dinner plate size. Very impressive blooms.
 
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Originally Posted by Shadeladie View Post
Got a pic? One large flower comes to mind is a sunflower. If it's not that, give us some colors at least.
We have a farm a few miles from us that plants acres and acres of sunflowers every year. It's an awesome sight when they are in bloom. You can visit and buy flowers. At the end of the season they cut it down and sell it as pig fodder. The procedes go to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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