Our History

When Bobby Dupont retired from the florist industry in 1995, he went on an unrelenting mission to create new and dramatic cultivars of Cajun Hibiscus™.

A chance meeting brought Bobby together with Father Robert Gerlich, an avid hibiscus breeder, professor of history at Loyola University of New Orleans and President of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. Their friendship—and their breeding efforts—quickly grew.

Since Bobby’s death in 2017, his grandson Jeffrey and Father Gerlich continue his legacy, testing new seedlings in an extensive breeding program. With thousands of hibiscus seedlings under their care, they carefully choose only the best and brightest to add to Dupont Nursery’s full line of Cajun Hibiscus™.

From the heart of Cajun country, you can count on Cajun Hibiscus for vigorous growth and beautiful blooms.

30235 Dupont Lane, Plaquemine, LA 70764 | (225) 659-2822

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