Living in semi-tropical central Florida with the hot, humid summer requires tropical plants in the garden. Tropical hibiscus are favorites in my area. I see them planted nearly everywhere. They are planted by the pharmacy drive-through, by the windows at fast food restaurants, by libraries and city hall. Today I’m sharing hibiscus photos from past posts.
The lovely single hibiscus above and below are by a doctor’s office. I love the deep color of the center.
My pink hibiscus was one of the first plants I bought for my garden back in 2016. It was a tiny bush grown in a small plastic recycled container from the drug store. I bought it for $2 at a garden club sale. It’s still alive but looking tired.
I added a pink hibiscus to a bouquet I made.
This beauty below at a garden center is called Snow Queen. I love the colors. The garden center had so many beautiful hibiscus.
Most of my hibiscus bushes are just plain colors. Years ago I did pay a premium price for a beauty called Kiss N Tell hibiscus. I bought 2 bushes and loved them. Unfortunately I planted them by the back fence. I’ve wasted lots of money trying to plant various plants by the fence for several years, but they all died. I leave that area empty now.
I do have a small peach double hibiscus bush.
Last year I made a spring centerpiece of peach hibiscus in an aqua bowl.
I also did a mix of peach double hibiscus with white periwinkle (vinca).
I have a beautiful single yellow hibiscus with large flowers.
I dearly love red hibiscus. The single hibiscus flower below is from Eureka Springs Conservation Park.
I have several red hibiscus bushes. One has large single hibiscus flowers.
Another bush has both single hibiscus and rufflely double red hibiscus. (Double hibiscus flowers have layers of petals creating a ruffled appearance.)
I hope you enjoyed the many colors of hibiscus I’ve shared. There are even more beautiful species out there waiting to be discovered.
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23 thoughts to “The Many Colors of Tropical Hibiscus”
…they are a treat!
So beautiful and colourful! I love that peach colour 🙂
Your Hibiscus flowers are fantastic. The variety of colors and shapes are a wealth of beauty. I have always liked Hibiscus plants. It may be because of my early years living in Southern California. I do have one hibiscus that likes where it is planted and it is blooming at this time. Thank you for your lovely blog.
One hibiscus can give you great joy – I hope your drought ends soon. Thank you for your kind comments and visit. I hope to talk to you again soon Mary.
I had no idea there were so many colors, but they are all just beautiful!
Your pictures are wonderful — they show these stunning flowers perfectly!!! But you’re making me homesick!! I love Florida hibiscis — we sure don’t see them here in Oregon. (It’s getting so much hotter here, who knows maybe they’ll start to grow here too. but I hope not — they belong in Florida and other subtropical places! ) Thanks for the memories~!
I hope you’re coming back this winter. You’ll see plenty of hibiscus. You have the best of 2 worlds although climate change blurs summer a little. Enjoy Oregon and Florida will wait for you to return.
I never knew that hibiscus flowers come in so many beautiful colors!
Carol – this is amazing. All the colors. An infinite variety. Would you like the job of naming new colors? I loved the pink hibiscus in the red and pink bouquet. The Snow Queen is a jaw-dropper! But the best is the peach double hibiscus and periwinkle – it made me ravenous for orange sherbet! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!
Angie I would LOVE the job of naming new colors, wouldn’t you? It’s fun to make little bowls of hibiscus and add a few small periwinkle. It only lasts a day as hibiscus blooms only open for about 24 hours. I’m so glad you enjoyed my mosaics.
They are so colorful and really do add so much to a flower bed. We see a lot of them here too! Lovely photos!
The colors are so bold and vibrant. Simply beautiful. Lovely colors of a Florida summer. Thank you for sharing at #aclwcc.
you say the nicest things my friend Happy Monday
These are so pretty, I love the different colours. I didn’t realise there were so many different one’s.
Beautiful and very colourful some nice close ups too
Have an hibiscustastic week 👍
Wow, I must plant hibiscus next year in my gardens! So many gorgeous colors and so much beauty.
These are all so beautiful and colourful, Carol.
Such pretty delicate flowers and so many colours, I wouldn’t know which to choose as a favourite they are all so pretty.
Always love seeing them. The stamen remind me of marsh mallows that grow wild here.
I meant musk mallow.
So many beautiful colors and varieties!!
Beautiful collection of Hibiscus. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.