The Main Plant entry for Hibiscus

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Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Hibiscus
  • Mallow

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Location: Elkhart
Date: 2020-07-09

Date: 2013-01-25
Location: Orange County, CA
Date: Fall
Hibiscus
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-05-07
Location: My garden
Date: 2021-08-07
Hibiscus  blue
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: May
Hibiscus - remarkable color

Date: 2013-10-16
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-07-24
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-06-23
A grocery store impulse purchase - the Lorelei called my name hah
Location: k
Date: 2001-07-01
Location: San Diego Zoo
Date: 2017-10-22
Beautiful Hibiscus at the San Diego Zoo. They have such fantastic
Location: Wanda front entry
Location: My garden- Laura mom’s cutting
Rooted cutting first bloom
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2015-09-02
8" Spectacular Maroon Bloom
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-12-02

Date: 2013-07-21
Location: Bristol, Pennsylvania
Date: 2013-05-19
Reminds me of that saying, "toot your own horn"...when ya got it,
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-09
Location: My backyard.
Date: 2012-06-23 
Tropical Hibiscus (can't remember the name)
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2019-09-15
Happy Bee

Date: 2022-06-29
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-07-09
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2015-09-03
7" peachy/orange bloom with a spectacular multicolored-eyezone.
Location: Houston
Date: 2-23-13
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2003-09-08
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2002-07-07
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2020-07-09
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2024-01-30
Location: My Garden- Vermont
Date: 2015-09-02
Lost Tag - Double peachy bloom with a bright scarlet eye
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2003-05-02
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2003-03-04

Date: 2009-12-13
Courtesy Hidden Valley Hibiscus, used with permission
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-11
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-10-08
Location: Hawaii
Date: 2006-03-20
Topical Hibiscus
Location: Maine
Date: 2015-02-28
Location: Maine
Date: 2015-07-29

Hibiscus
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-11-02
Beautiful indoor bloom =D
Location: Penns Landing, Pennsylvania
Date: 2014-08-09
Crisp, does not wilt even on hot, humid days
Location: Our yard, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2015-06-29
Double red hibiscus
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-08-18
Yellow Wing Hibiscus
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-10-22

Date: 2020-06-23
Hibiscus flowers with buds
Location: Saint Lucia 
Date: 2019 Nov
Night time bloom
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22

Date: 2012-08-25
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-02-28
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-28
Location: In my 8A garden.
Date: 2017-06-21

Date: 2019-06-07
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2014-07-04
Unknown old cultivar
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-04-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 5-19-19
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2011-06-16
Location: In my 8A garden.
Date: 2017-04-04
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Cedar Creek, Texas
Date: 2020-08-31
Beautiful!
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2014-09-02
This plant was thriving well when it had to make way for a new ho
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2023-08-21
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2002-08-06
Location: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, my yard.
Date: 2003-08-01
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: June 23rd, 2014
Location: Kapaa (Kauai), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 2014-01-16
Beautiful Hibiscus
Location: My garden
Date: 7-21-21
Hibiscus
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-12-05

Date: 2014-09-18
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-10-20
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2013-01-25
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2024-01-08

Date: 2013-08-23
Photo by sedumzz
Location: San Diego

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-28
Location: Inside my home Pearl River Louisiana 
Date: 2011 winter
Location: Thunder Bay ON Canada
Date: Aug. 6/2019
This is our HAWAIIAN PUNCH Hibiscus!

Date: 2010-10-08
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 05-08-2014
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05
  • Uploaded by jon
Photo by thomasjones2266
Location: Houston
Date: 2017-11-22
Location: in the backyard 
Date: 2021-06-22
hummingbirds love the red hibiscus
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2011-07-07
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-27
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Punta Cana
Date: June 2019
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: June 23rd, 2014
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-05-15
Tropical Hibiscus 004
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: May, 2014
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: June 23rd, 2014
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: May, 2014
Photo by tropicgirl

Date: 2022-04-24
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-30
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2019-12-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-7-27
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2023-12-19
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2023-12-19

Date: 2014-01-20
Photo by DonovanZoo

Date: 2017-09-11
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-11
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-11

Date: 2022-11-07

Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-05-08
Hibiscus 053
Location: Saint Lucia 
Date: 2019
Location: Saint Lucia 
Date: 2019
Location: Maui
Date: March 2013
Hibiscus
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2023-08-04
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2023-08-05
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Indian river county Florida
Date: 2023-05-12
Side view of Hibiscus bloom
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-21
Busy bee working and enjoying morning pollen breakfast!
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-02-28
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-09-06
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2012
Tiny beans!!
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-08-13
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-08-13

Date: 2014-08-19
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2013-07-24
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-12

Photo: David Arbour
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: In my folks backyard 
Date: 2021-06-12
sun going down
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: New York City Area
Date: 2020-08-11
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-06-28
Moy Grande seedling; prominent pistil and stamen
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2008-09-10
My favourite plant.  This must be about 20 years old! Took this a
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-13
Photo taken in afternoon.
Location: Houston
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-22
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-08-24
MysteryHibiscus
Location: Kapaa (Kauai), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 2014-01-16
Hibiscus flower and buds
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb

Date: 2022-04-24
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-01-31
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2010-02-03
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-30

Date: 2016-08-22
We called her the beast.
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-07-17
Moy Grande seedling
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-07-06
Moy Grande seedling
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-01-30
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: my garden
Location: Parchur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date: 2022-03-11
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2021-11-12
Hotbiscus
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Saint Lucia 
Date: 2019
Location: Thunder Bay ON, Canada
Date: August 2019
I am in zone 3a .. love the summer Hibiscus.
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2023-08-05
I believe this to be H. cooperii, though I have not been able to
Location: My backyard.
Date: 2012-06-20 
Tropical Hibiscus braided tree bloom
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-4-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-4-08

USDA photo

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Test garden
Date: 2018-09-07
Location: Test garden (pot along greenhouse)
Date: 2018-09-07
Location: Hawaii
Tropical Hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis)
Location: Hawaii
H. rosa-sinensis

Date: 2012-11-23
Location: In my 8A garden.
Date: 06-21-2017
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-08-29
Hibiscus hybrid, foliage & flower
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2019-07-06
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-25

Date: 2014-08-19

Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Hawaii
Date: 2018-02-07
Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2009-11-22
Double red hibiscus
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2014-07-04
Unknown old cultivar
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-11-16
Doubled
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Summer 2011
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-29 
Unknown Hibiscus in my front yard
Location: Hawaii
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Location: my home; house plant
Date: 2011-04-07
love this picture...it looks like a post card!
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 30, 2015
Location: My garden
Date: 2017-09-13
This photo taken after 7:00 PM. Bloom is actually darker than the
Photo by LewEm
Photo by virginiarose
Location: Ponta do Pargo - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-19
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-08-30
Dwarf Hibiscus tree
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: December 25, 2011
Christmas Day Bloom
Location: Costa Rica, Outdoors
Variegated.
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-09-01
Double? Orange
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-07-13

Date: 2016-05-26
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: My living room
Date: 2018-02-01
Winter bloom
Location: Canada

Date: 2014-08-28
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-11-16
Doubled

Date: 2011-12-17
Location: Backyard/Florida/USA
Date: 2018-03-15
Hibiscus
Photo by sedumzz
Location: My home; house plant
Date: 2010-02-11
Location: My home; house plant
Date: 2013-04-17
Plant right before I planted it outside
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-18
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2012-06-28
Moy Grande seedling; large blooms can span 12"
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-05
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-07-29
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-05-15
Tropical Hibiscus 005
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: May, 2014
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-5-11

Date: 2009-07-11

Date: 2017-09-11

Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-06-11
Red Hibiscus 018
Location: Linda's garden
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Halebid, Karnataka,, India.
Date: 2018-02-08

Date: 2012-04-14
Location: Kerala, India.
Date: 2018-02-04
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Mislabeled at nursery, mystery  cultivar
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-05
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2015-01-11
Photo by kiseta
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-09-06
Moy Grande seedling

Date: 2014-09-18
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2021-11-12
Hot 2

Date: 2014-08-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2008-05-20
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-01
Photo by thomasjones2266
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2008-09-21
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-11-21
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2016-07-02

Date: 2015-06-22

Date: 2013-08-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-11-26
from a wild variety
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-08-08
MysteryHibiscus
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: 2016-04-22
Tropical hibiscus
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: 2016-04-22
Tropical hibiscus red blooms
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: Cooranbong Park, Cooranbong, N.S.W. Australia
Date: 2014-01-04
Location: Colima, Mexico (Zone 11)
Date: 2014-03-15

Date: 2020-09-08
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 2012-07-02

Date: 2017-09-11
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-28

Date: 2017-09-11
Location: Hawaii
Tropical Hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis)

Date: 2009-02-27
USDA

Date: 2011-12-17
Location: My home; house plant  
Date: 2013-04-17
I had been growing this indoors in a sunny window with hopes of p
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-03-15
Location: San Diego, California     
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-06-27

Date: 2015-09-08

Date: 2014-08-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-06-24
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-02-17
Location: Alabama
Date: 2014-06-27
Confederate Rose bloom and foliage
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-05-15
Tropical Hibiscus 006
Location: Kapaa (Kauai), Hawaii at Pono Kai Resort 
Date: 2014-01-16
Hibiscus
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-09
Hibiscus 047
Location: Ponta do Pargo - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-19
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-07-02
Photo by kingconeflower
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-06-11
Pink Hibiscus 010
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-04-17 
hibiscus
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-09-05
Hibiscus' color
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-04-24 
hibiscus plant
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-04-29 
hibiscus growing

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-06-18 
hibiscus bloom
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-03-22
Hibiscus syriacus
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: mom's garden; 
Date: 2014-08-26
double red
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-08-30
Dwarf Hibiscus Tree
Location: mom's garden 
Date: 2014-08-26
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-09-01
Double? Orange
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-06-21 
Unknown young Hibuscus (acetosella?)  grown from a cutting.
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2013-12-22
Location: Groton, CT
Date: 2016-07-30
These seem to be two different types. Are they?
Location: Paraty, Brazil
Date: 2014-01-10
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-02 
Reverse side showing receptacle

Date: 2016-07-25

Date: 2015-08-28

Date: 2013-08-12

Date: 2013-08-12

Date: 2013-08-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-09-23
Location: Bun, Punjab.
Date: 2012-09-25

Date: 2016-07-31

Date: 2016-07-31

Date: 2016-07-31

Date: 2015-09-01

Date: 2015-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-08-29

Date: 2014-08-19
Location: Kaua'i
Date: 2014-06-26
Photo by Zachari

From bud to bloom
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-07-30
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-06-29 
Buds of unknown Hibiscus in my front yard
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-10-12
Location: Hawaii
H. rosa-sinensis (Tropical Hibiscus)

Date: 2011-12-17

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 1:04 PM concerning plant:
    "Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees.

    Many species are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs, and are used to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

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piksihk On May 1, 2022 Seeds sown
nita's seeds
NOID seeds
piksihk On October 27, 2021 Bloomed
Rooted cutting - Laura mom's
piksihk On June 16, 2020 Seeds germinated
3 seedlings - Jon's
piksihk On April 20, 2020 Seeds sown
Cream pink purple - Jon

Germ. After a month
piksihk On March 22, 2020 Bloomed
Yellow
piksihk On December 28, 2019 Obtained plant
Seeds from Alda Y
Red dinnerplate and red/white stripe seeds
piksihk On March 24, 2019 Bloomed
This is Laura's mom's from cutting
piksihk On March 4, 2016 Seeds sown
center of calm, yellow, manihot, peppermint schnapps, cindy's white (old seeds),
None germ
piksihk On March 26, 2015 Seeds sown
yellow
MySecretIslandGarden On February 25, 2023 Bloomed
MySecretIslandGarden On August 15, 2022 Bloomed
This $1.77 rescue from Walmart, was worth every penny!
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful! by vic Mar 20, 2012 11:16 AM 1
Wow by goldfinch4 Mar 31, 2012 1:35 PM 1
Something is wrong by Danita Jul 22, 2019 10:30 AM 4
Mis identified. Not Mars Madness variety. by hdawnlockhart Sep 25, 2023 6:40 PM 2

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