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 A hibiscus flower usually has five petals (a single hibiscus).
Recently I purchased 4 new tropical hibiscus. Several weeks ago I shared my two beautiful new yellow single hibiscus plants. My two red hibiscus were $7.98 each which is a wonderful deal. Today we’ll look at my new single hibiscus in red and compare it to my older established double hibiscus. (Double hibiscus have multiple layers of petals for a ruffled look.)
My double red hibiscus is a small deep red flower. I planted it about 5 years ago.
My new single red hibiscus I’ve put in a ceramic pot by the front porch. The flower is large and a lighter shade of red.
I picked a double hibiscus and placed it next to a single hibiscus flower. The single hibiscus is almost double the size.
I love both of them, but I’m really enjoying my new plants. I have flowers almost daily by the porch.
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