by Jim and Melanie
Our walking path takes us by the garden of a neighbor who has many Hibiscus plants nearby. We check on each pass to see which ones are in bloom. Their flowers are large and showy. Each is about 6 inches (15 cm) across. Some are deep red, pink, and white with different combinations.
The link provided here has many interesting facts, a list of the many species, and photos of many of them.
I am fortunate enough to have four of them. 😀
Good for you. They are gorgeous.
They are amazing to see. My various attempts to grow them have failed, alas!
I wonder why.
They don’t like competition and prefer moist soil. I failed on both counts!
These are beautiful. Of course they grow well down here, and come in yellow, salmon, white, and varigated, as well as double-ruffled. The petals on these are interesting. I don’t remember seeing that pattern before — the parallel lines that give them the appearance of being pleated. Very attractive.
I have a few red ones near the house. These of our neighbor are bigger and they have a lot of them. Nice to walk by.
I like the pleats, too. 🙂
Lovely images of these beautiful flowers, Jim. We have one Hibiscus, a Lady Baltimore, which is a rich red. I especially enjoy the contrast between the red tightly wrapped petals as it starts to open and the the green sepals enclosing the buds. Our leaves take a real beating from something I have yet to identify, but the flowers seem to do just fine despite the carnage.
There are several hundred species worldwide. The leaves on our plants are tattered and eaten, too. Like yours, the flowers are fine.
They are lovely. I planted a few native ones this spring but no blooms this year. My rain garden was very dry this year.
I planted some seeds this year in two short rows near the house. They were saved from years ago at another house. They came up and looked quite good.