Red Hibiscus in A Dish

Tropical Hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Tropical hibiscus grows permanently in the landscape in warmer U.S. Dept of Agriculture  zones 9 through 11, unless they are taken indoors in winter. Outdoors, one freeze – below 25 degrees Fahrenheit – will kill them

 

 

I love growing tropical hibiscus in my yard for big bold flowers. Even in winter they try to bloom continuously here in central Florida. Up north you can grow a hardy hibiscus which doesn’t do well in the summer Florida sun. The warmer the weather with enough water, the more flowers a tropical hibiscus will give.  Some days I bring in one beautiful red single hibiscus bloom to put in a dish for the table. Hibiscus blooms only last 24 hours whether on the bush or in the house.  Here are photos from several days.

 

 

 

 

 

A single hibiscus has petals that lay back from the center of the flower like the first photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A double hibiscus shown above has a more ruffled look in petals. My bush has both believe it or not. I love both looks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

28 thoughts to “Red Hibiscus in A Dish”

    1. I know one particular type that is medicinal and makes tea. I have never heard that all of them can. Fascinating!

      1. I meant the native species. All of them can be brewed and the leaf extract has been used for hair care here since ages. I usually avoid the hybrid and genetically modified ones.

  1. Carol – it is both sad and amazing that hibiscus flowers only last 24 hours. It is so heart-warming to see these beauties at Mosaic Monday!

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  3. Beautiful! I have some tropical hibiscus that I put outside each spring and take inside each fall. The only member of the hibiscus family that is hardy enough to survive our winters is the Rose of Sharon.

    1. You’re too kind. Clearissa. You have no idea how many photos I delete for one reason or another. I’ll take 30 shots trying for a few acceptable ones.

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