Hibiscus around me

The afternoon weather today was perfect for a stroll. I found 5 diferent hibiscus plants flowering [20120319]. I am lucky to see these flowers spared by daily rain showers in the past few weeks.

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Hibiscus Dainty Pink. I pass by this hibiscus bush at least twice every day.

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Red double layered or double decker Hibiscus 😉

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This double hibiscus plant has always made the most beautiful coral-orange-peach colored blooms.

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Here is another one, a vibrant orange single variety Hibiscus.

It is interesting to see these different varieties. Where I grew up, the red single variety is the only one around.

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Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known as hibiscus, sorrel, and flor de Jamaica, or less widely known as rosemallow. The flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals, color from white to pink, red, orange, purple or yellow, and from 4–18 cm broad. [Wikipedia]

Peach – orange with white and red center double layered Hibiscus.

 

 

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