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Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale set for June 4

May 17, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold its 66th annual Hibiscus Show/Plant Sale on Sunday, June 4, from 1 4 p.m. at Araba Shriners, 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers.

The free Hibiscus show is the oldest, largest and best attended of all Florida's hibiscus shows, attracting several hundred people annually. This continuing show is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors; Craters & Freighters, Driftwood Garden Center, Edison National Bank, Dr. Jacob Goldberger, Greenscapes, Dr. John Kagan, Hooters, Lisa Adams Agency Allstate Insurance, Riverland Nursery, Storm Shutter Warehouse, Donna & Jim Sublett, Tim's Tree Service and Wilford & Lee.

"The event will showcase hundreds of different hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of colors and forms which will be judged in several different classes including amateur, collector, open collector, commercial and seedlings," said Patricia Myers, president, in a prepared statement.

In addition, more than 600 Hybrid Hibiscus plants will be for sale. Free raffle tickets will be given away every 30 minutes for gift certificates from Baskets by Patricia, Bennetts Coffee, Butterfly Estates, The Clam Bake, Eager Beaver Car Wash, Edison Estates Gift Shop, Edison/Ford Estates, Edison Restaurant, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Florida Rep, Fussy Female, Gavins Ace Hardware, Hooters, Imaginarium, Jersey Mikes, Messmer Florist, Natalie's Skin Solutions, Oasis Restaurant, Outback Steakhouse, PGA Golf, Pinchers Crab Shack, Salon Nicholas donated by Jane Kolczun, Sandi @ Hair Ink Studio, The Spa @ La-Te-Da Salon, Snyderman's Shoes, Sun-Fire Nurseries, Talk of the Town Consignment and Wisteria Tea Room.

This is the best opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection, organizers said. This delicate and beautiful plant grows abundantly in Florida's tropical climate. The following hybrid plants will be for sale at this show: Ambar & Eve, Beautiful Desire, Black Dream, Blues in the Night, Cajun Starburst, Carmel Dawn, Chiffon Pink, Chocolate Raspberry, Connie Roush, Early Morning , Fire n Ice, Flameball, Gator Magic, Gypsy Rom, Holly's Pride, Hotsy Totsy, Jeanette Elliff, Jennie Lynn, Jolanda Gommer, John Martin, Lemon Kisses, Maggie's Heart, Magnifique, Marianne Charlton, Masked Bandit, Maui Artist, Mother's Dream, Orange Cappuccino, Out of the Ashes, Peanut Butter, Pink on the Mountain, Pinot Noir, Queen of Dreams, Rum Runner, Simple Pleasures, So Fine, Space Oddity, Sparkly Water, Sonny's Passion, Strawberry, Sugar Kisses, Swamp Cloud, T. Celebration, Texas Wild, TSQN, T. Amber Ruffles, T. Slow Burn, Tsunami, Violeta, and Voodoo Doll. Members of the society who are experts in the care and growing of Hibiscus will be available to provide advice. Should members of the public have questions regarding how the blooms are judged, there will also be several senior American Hibiscus Society judges available to respond.

Anyone who desires to learn more about how to grow, graft and hybridize this attractive tropical flowering plant can do so by joining the James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS at the show.

The show is the highlight of the year for the society and no further meetings will take place until they resume in October. The society meets at The Berne Davis Botanical Garden, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, FL on the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m...anyone interested is cordially invited to attend the next meeting Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m.



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