|1. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Brilliant Red'|
Currently, I have 10 different hibiscus plants in my garden. All are grown in pots.
The above hibisus is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Brilliant Red', the National Flower of Malaysia. It is the 2nd hibiscus I planted in my garden. A family member won this lucky draw prize, now it has become my prized possession.
- It is the most dependable hibiscus plant in my garden - it can live on its own without any extra fertilizer or watering from me
- it is ever-flowering - it gives me flowers every day, the whole year through.
- the flowers attract butterflies, even bugs in love - to see Grasshoppers Mating post, click here.
- flower buds can be eaten, even my pet tortoise, Blastoise loves it. (See here).
- sunbirds love to perch on its branches.
By the way, do you notice anything unusual about this flower?
Well, there are 2 superimposed flowers here!
“The 10 Types of Hibiscus in My Container Garden”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on Sept 9th, 2011.
|2. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cooperii Alba'|
|3. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Double Flower Pink|
Unopened flower buds look yellow but fully opened, it is a pale pink.
|4. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Single flower yellow with pink veination|
|5. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Single Flower with Red Eye|
This yellow hibiscus flower is quite big. Unlike other hibiscus flowers which last only a day, the flowers of this plant last for 2 days. It opens in the morning, semi-closes in the evening and open again the next morning before it closes for good and the petals drop off.
The flowers are big while the plant is dwarf sized, less than 2ft tall.
|6. Malvaviscus arboreus|
|7. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Double Flower Red|
|8. Hibiscus moscheutos - Dark Pink|
Recently I discovered that it is actually quite easy to grow. Just that it is always thirsty for water and need more feeding with fertilizers, otherwise the buds will dry up and drop off before they can open.
The local nursery people call this "Bunga Raya Hawaii" meaning Hawaiian Hibiscus. I bought 2 plants at Floria 2011 at about RM 15.00 (USD 5) per plant.
|9. Hibiscus moscheutos - White|
Is the blushing effect due to sun / warmth exposure?
10. Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle
This Hibiscus sabdariffa is now flowering and fruiting. The seeds of this Roselle plant was given by Bangchik. My grateful thanks to Bangchik. I am looking forward to the day I can have my first taste of home grown roselle juice.
This is my entry for :
1) Fertilizer Friday - hosted by Glenda of Tootise Time, and
2) Weekend Flowers #11 - hosted by Tina
3) Today's Flowers #160 - TF team Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Sandy Carlson