Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Jane Cowl - 2002

This bloom was picked in June 2002 and entered in the New Orleans Hibiscus Show where it won the Best Amateur Double ribbon. It is an ordinary garden variety found growing in many southern landscapes. The bloom is a light peach color that darkens to a purplish crimson color where the petals are attached to the stem. This bush is planted in the ground by my garage. It survived Hurricane Katrina, although it needed to be heavily pruned as it was blown over in the storm. This past weekend it had new flower buds. It blooms better in cooler weather with bigger blooms and stronger color. You can root this cultivar from cuttings.


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