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Thursday, 17 March 2016

FFF226 - HIBISCUS 'TROPICANA'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics and subtropics. As it does not tolerate temperatures below 10 °C, in temperate regions it is best grown under glass. However, plants in containers may be placed outside during the summer months or moved into shelter during the winter months.

Numerous varieties, cultivars, and hybrids are available, with flower colours ranging from white through yellow and orange to scarlet and shades of pink, with both single and double sets of petals. The cultivar 'Cooperi' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Illustrated here is a Flamenco™ Hibiscus 'Tropicana', featuring spectacular long-lasting (4-5 days) large flowers. These varieties have a compact, well branched habit that provides a neat frame for the lush dark green foliage and the many spectacular full blooms that appear continuously during the warmer months.

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27 comments:

  1. What a famous flower!
    Thanks for hosting

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  2. Yes, very common in California, but haven't seen this color yet:) Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Splendid colours - and I bet the bees have a wonderful time with all that pollen!

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  4. We get them here in South Africa too!

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  5. Heisann.... A few flowers from Trinidad, but mostly colorful houses in my post for this Friday! Have a nice weekend Nick!

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  6. Pity that hibiscus is toxic.. otherwise it would be in our garden.
    Have a nice Weekend, Nick!

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  7. Dear Nick, funny to see you post the hibiscus on your blog and I post the tulips! Groetjes,
    Hetty

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  8. Gorgeous flower with lovely colours.

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  9. Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers!

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  10. One of my favorite flowers. Beautiful!

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  11. Very pretty! I took several hibiscus photos at Longwood Gardens that I'll eventually be sharing.

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  12. Nick, striking flower. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I use to have three of these gorgeous flower bushes, then they all died when my house froze while I was on vacation. I need to buy some more!

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  14. Gorgeous! We can only grows these indoors but I always enjoy them close up when traveling. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

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  15. Beautiful capture and very pretty species of hibiscus!

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  16. What a lovely bloom. I enjoyed each time by the way your comments. Now I have a own Meme and ask whether you collect something... If you like it.

    Now begins springtime here in Germany. It`s a wonderful time.

    Heidrun

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  17. You have a great blog - I would think your readership is very high?
    natural flower photos

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  18. Fantastic colour gradient! This time there are some peach branches at my place.
    Have a great week!
    Annie

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  19. Hibiscus I have every summer in my garden and am always happy about this unique beauty bloom.
    Thank you for sharing !
    Happy Easter to you !

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  20. Hi Nick, I came back to thank you for linking with Today's Flowers. So kind of you :)

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  22. This is a beautiful flower with a layer of orange-peach on the edges. We usually have the deep red and white varieties in our city.

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