Asked on Jun 06, 2018

What is this flower? Not sure if it's a sun or shade plant.

Mary Becker
by Mary Becker
q what is this flower not sure if it s a sun or shade plant
  9 answers
  • Val McMillan Val McMillan on Jun 06, 2018
    Looks like Hibiscus

  • Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan on Jun 07, 2018
    Hibiscus. It like sun, but partial shade when it gets hot in the afternoon.

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Jun 07, 2018

  • Dan32624664 Dan32624664 on Jun 07, 2018
    Double ruffled Hibiscus...I have several, and live in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Definately a sun loving plant, but partial shade when temps are over 80 degrees. Best grown in pots as you will need to take it indoors during the winter months. Mild temp climates during the winter like Southern California they can be planted in your yard and will thrive all year. Temps can rise quickly so they require shade late morning to mid afternoon. Don't over water, and have well drained soil. If you live in an area with high humidity...all the better! I have grown them while living in Hawaii, and they were much more vibrant in color! Gorgeous flower, and depending on how you groom them can get quite large! I have trimmed the single Hibiscus to be more like a tree keeping the trunk open for air in wetter climates, and in warmer climates I let them grow naturally with very light trimming. I have witnessed them grow very quickly and 5 to 6 feet tall when planted in the ground. I noticed in wetter climates I would have difficulty with fungus because the leaves remained damp without proper air circulation. These are considered a tropical plant. Google Hibiscus care information in your area. The information I provided is of course, my personal experience with them. Mentioned in an early post was the Begonia. The Begonia plants have a unique, beautiful leaf and are not a smooth, wax looking leaf. The flowers generally hang down some when in full bloom unless it's a very bushy plant. I plant Begonias in pots, normally 2 to 3 small plants in a pot that is 14 inches in diameter. Mixing yellow, red and orange for a beautiful show of color. In my area these are annuals. Once again, I put them in the garage prior to the first frost, taking them outside during the Spring and Fall months. Don't over water and remove lower leaves allowing air circulation even during the hotter months. Begonia are the perfect plant if you want a nice, vibrant splash of color! If your leaves start to burn move them to full shade. When purchasing any plants, I make sure to research their care. The tags you find attached are not necessarily accurate. Fushias, not full sun loving plants here. I found out the hard way! Now, in the early morning sun for about 3 hours. Trial and error! Hope this helps, and enjoy!

  • Jen33446546 Jen33446546 on Jun 07, 2018
    This flower is Cassandra it does not like direct sun. This plant will thrive in partial shade and can be pruned and shaped, keep the soil moist.

    • Mary Becker Mary Becker on Jun 07, 2018
      Thanks so much. Found my plant on the internet. Seems the names Cassandra and Crossandra are interchangeable. It's definitely an orange marmalade type Cassandra. Looks like where I have it in my garden is a good place. Thanks again for your info. 😀

  • Laurel Somerville Laurel Somerville on Jun 07, 2018
    Laurel from NZ

    • Laurel Somerville Laurel Somerville on Jun 07, 2018
      It is definitely a hibiscus we grow them in coastal and hot places in New Zealand I have the most beautiful red hibiscus planted under the eaves of the sunny side of the house. It does not like cold and frosts hence this is the perfect place. Needs to be planted in the ground not in a pot

  • It's a double Hibiscus. We had them in Florida. Dappled shade, no direct sun. Gorgeous!

  • Offaly Offaly on Jun 07, 2018
    Double Hibiscus. I have it in my garden in Australia. We are semi tropical , They seem to thrive anywhere. Mine receive afternoon sun but there are others locally in full sun. They are very hardy.