A new frontier in hardy hibiscus breeding
Added on 31 August 2023
The coral-colored hibiscus is the latest creation from what started as a hobby for Malinowski in 2005 and has grown to the point that Vernon is now considered the Hibiscus Capital of Texas.
“This new hibiscus hybrid is the latest example of how Dr. Malinowski’s work has put the Texas A&M AgriLife center here in Vernon at the forefront of hibiscus breeding,” says Rick Vierling, Ph.D., Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed. “Dr. Malinowski’s releases have generated tremendous excitement worldwide, and we’re glad to have hibiscus breeding as a cornerstone program of the center.”
Photo: The coral colored hardy hibiscus is the latest unique color developed by Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and ornamental plant breeder. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dariusz Malinowski)