Wouldn’t think they are going so well together…
Every hibiscus lover who’s thinking of becoming a hybridizer himself must read a lot about it. Here’s a sample from Master Atiu’s Hibiscus – A passion Dedicated Life. To read and learn.
One thing is true: In hybridization we work only with probability. By taking into consideration the genetic potential of each flower, we judge in our spirit and our mind if a cross could be favorable or not. Each hybridizer has its own judgment and way of doing things. As with colors, it is impossible to see two identical hybridizers in terms of their quest, direction, and above all, results. Let’s take the case of maroon color. If we cross maroon colors very often, the possibilities of obtaining maroon flowers will be increased, but there’s no certainty that the results in this direction will be satisfactory within what we look for. In all case, the more experiments one does with the flowers, the easier it will be to find the direction one is looking for.
One of the blog followers commented on a post about Master Atiu’s Hibiscus Sanctuary as follows:
It would be wonderful to have gardens of Hibiscus for the public. They would have to be confined to the tropics, but what magnificent a sight it would be to help restore nature and lift our spirits.
I am unaware of any such gardens. There is one in Malaysia, but when I see pictures, it does not have a great variety. Of course it would not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is. It would be a garden of great beauty and be a testament to Charles Atiu’s genius and all those involved in this wonder of the gardening World.