I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Last week I shared Jerusalem Artichoke.
This week I’d like to share hibiscus. I’ve fallen into the habit of capturing pictures of flowers whenever we’re out visiting other places. We came across this beautiful hibiscus at the zoo last summer.
We only have white and hot pink growing at home and ours aren’t this type: rose of Sharon I believe.
Hibiscus are native to tropical/subtropical regions, but this hardy type can be grown in zone 4 and up. Isn’t this purple color majestic?
- Also known as: Rosemallow
- Scientific name: Hibiscus
- Family: Malvaceae
- Order: Malvales
“Just living isn’t enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” — Hans Christian Anderson
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! Are you already growing these or others in the mallow family? You are more than welcome to share your thoughts below in the comment section. Have a wonderful weekend!