New Yellow Tropical Hibiscus

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 four new tropical hibiscus plants.  Two plants have bright, sunny yellow single hibiscus flowers which is a first for me.

 

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Rain Brings Flowers

Late fall through late spring is the dry season here in central Florida.  Some years we still have a decent amount of rain, but most years it is not often enough.  My yard has some tropical plants, like tropical hibiscus, that with rain will burst into blooms year round.   One such hibiscus is my peach double hibiscus.   Most hibiscus are single hibiscus with 5 leaves.  Thanks to modern cultivation techniques, some varieties can produce flowers with more than five petals – called “double hibiscus” – in a dazzling array of colors, sizes, and shapes. They grow in semi-tropical and tropical growing zones here in the U. S.  (zones 9 to 11)

 

 

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Tropical Hibiscus at a Garden Center

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).   

 

Several weeks ago I shared  a visit to a florist.   Today I’m sharing a visit to a large landscape garden center on a bright, sunny Florida morning around 10 AM.  There were just a few people at the center.

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My Favorite Flower & Nature Photos of 2020

Last week we looked at the top posts of 2020 in terms of visitors and link party features.  At the end of the first year of my little blog, I did a post of my favorite flowers from the year before.  Traditionally I have only included flowers in the garden or in a bouquet.  If you’ve visited me before you probably know flowers are one of my great loves.  Last year I also included a few nature shots, another great love. Today’s post is some of my favorites photos of flowers and nature  from 2020.  I hope I included some of yours too.

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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. Read More