Hibiscus show, sale scheduled _lowres

Photo provided by Red Stick Hibiscus Association -- Beautiful blooms like this one will be on exhibit and for sale at the Red Stick Hibiscus Association's show on Sunday.

The Red Stick Hibiscus Association will hold its annual show and sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the 4-H Mini Farm Building, adjacent to the John Parker Coliseum on the LSU campus.

The theme this year is “Salute to the Purple and Gold,” and will include flowers from growers throughout the South. Plants for sale are hybridized and grown by Dupont Nursery in Plaquemine.

Admission is free, and parking is plentiful. This show is one of the many projects of the association, and proceeds go for a number of worthy causes, including scholarships for state students who are planning a career in horticulture at any state school.

This year’s winner is Anna Ribbeck, of Mandeville, and she will be presented her scholarship check during the show. The association is a local nonprofit group of the American Hibiscus Society, and one of three in Louisiana.