Tropical hibiscus. These types of hibiscus have some overlap with the native species that grow in Florida and southern Louisiana. The most common tropical hibiscus found in nurseries is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Different cultivars will give you a choice of flower color and size. They can be very large and showy, with bright and rich colors.
Originally from China, the confederate rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) made its way to the United States in the 1600s. The plant, which is actually not a rose as the name implies, is known for its oversized single and double blooms that change from white to pink to red as they age.
Halberd-Leaved Rose Mallow Hibiscus laevis Mallow family (Malvaceae) Description: This perennial plant is 3-6' tall, branching sparingly. The stems are terete and glabrous. The alternate leaves are up to 6" long and 4" across (excluding the petioles); they are usually divided into 3-5 pointed lobes and their margins are serrate-crenate.
Hibiscus dioscorides is a species of flowering plant in the Malvaceae family. It is found only in Yemen. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.. Sources. Miller, A. 2004. Hibiscus dioscorides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
In Australia, Hibiscus diversifolius occurs from Botany Bay in New South Wales to Fraser Island in Queensland. It is also found in South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, the Philippines, Central and South America, New Guinea, in Fiji and the South Pacific Islands.
Hibiscus furcellatus Desr. is a pink-flowered hibiscus considered an indigenous species, typically found in low and marshy areas of the Caribbean, Florida, Central and South America, and Hawaii, where it is known as ʻ akiohala, ʻ akiahala, hau hele, and hau hele wai ("entirely puce hau").
The Phillip Island Hibiscus (Hibiscus insularis) is a species of hibiscus that is endemic to Phillip Island, a small island to the south of Norfolk Island. The entire natural extent of this species is just two small clumps, and each clump apparently consists of multiple separate stems of a single genotype.
Noteworthy Characteristics. Hibiscus lasiocarpos, commonly called rose mallow, is a Missouri native plant which typically occurs in wet soils along ponds and sloughs, in ditches or in wet woods, sometimes forming large colonies.A vigorous, erect, often woody-based perennial that typically grows 4-6' tall (infrequently larger) and features showy, hollyhock-like, 5-petaled, white or rose flowers ...
Hibiscus splendens is found only in Australia. It was described by Charles Fraser in 1928. He wrote of it "This I consider the king of all the Australian plants I have seen. The flowers are of the most delicate pink and crimson and literally cover the plant". This beauty is reflected in the name splendens which means splendid or bright. This Australian hibiscus is found in Queensland and New South Wales.
Hibiscus vitifolius Mill. no. illeg. Kenaf [etymology: Persian], Hibiscus cannabinus, is a plant in the Malvaceae family also called Deccan hemp and Java jute. Hibiscus cannabinus is in the genus Hibiscus and is native to southern Asia, though its exact origin is unknown.
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus probably native to West Africa, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hibiscus coccineus is a striking tall boy that injects architectural interest into the late summer garden. This robust wildflower has sturdy stems with bold palmately lobed leaves. In summer, plants are crowned by large striking red flowers similar to those of the tropical hibiscus.
Although hibiscus plants are relatively easy to grow indoors and outdoors, they are susceptible to several insect pests that may slow their growth and, in severe cases, damage the plant or cause it to die. Spider mites, also called white mites, are among the most common insects that appear on hibiscus plants.
Swamp mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), also known as rose mallow hibiscus or swamp hibiscus, is a shrubby, moisture loving plant in the hibiscus family that provides big, showy flowers from mid-summer to autumn. The plant performs well along pond edges or other damp areas.