Flower Friday: Hibiscus #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus

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!

♥️ Mischenko

48 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Hibiscus #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus

  1. I think you know I love hibiscus and that one is beautiful! 🌺 I have not had any hardy enough to be left outside for our winters, and I haven’t been able to find them locally. I wonder why? But I bring mine into the garage and they have been blooming inside all winter! 😂 Much more than in a typical year. I think they might finally be done though. Our garage has the furnace in it and stays a nice 60 degrees no matter the temp outside. Love this share! Happy weekend! Xoxo

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    1. I know you love this one, Jen! I’m really surprised you don’t have any with you being in a warm zone! I’m going to have to send you some in the mail. They’re so easy to start from seed. I hardly see them in the garden centers. I had a bush type one that we left out and it died. Has to be hardy and I wasn’t paying attn. That’s so neat that yours are blooming in your garage! 😍 How fun is that! Thanks for sharing, Jen! ♥️💗♥️

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    1. They’re really easy to grow, Steph! I can’t be sure for your growing zone, but I would think they would love the warmer temps being tropical. I can always send you some seed too! Usually I get some for free with my other flower purchases so, I’ll set some aside for you if you’d like. Have a great weekend! 😁♥️ xoxo

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    2. I live in zone 7b, the same growing zone as Jennifer and we know she’s got a green thumb with all her gorgeous flowers! And she’s doing something right if her’s is still blooming in her garage, lol. I put my ferns in the garage when it got cold and they’re dead as a doornail. I can usually keep my plants alive from mid-March to early July, then it’s a miracle if I don’t wake up and they haven’t died overnight. I did well with my ferns this year-they survived until Dec, which was a miracle. And I had some geraniums make it until August. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything I’ve grown from seed live, but I’m willing to try it!! My family has been farming for over 300 years in TN on the same land, so my dad gives me the hardest time that I can’t grow anything since farming should “be in my blood”…it must have skipped me! 😦 Thanks, I’ll take you up on that! 🙂 ❤ You too, Jenn!! xoxo ♥

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      1. Aw, I just saw this! ♥️ I know your ferns are dead now, but the key with ferns is keeping them wet and watering a lot. It’s hard to remember to water things in the garage – believe me, I know, but I managed to keep the ferns from our wedding alive for a few years, and then I forgot to water them one winter! I also water them like crazy all summer long. It is VERY hard to keep annuals alive and looking pretty with our summer heat in late July and August, especially if you’ve bought them as early as March, so that’s not totally your fault. I could talk about this stuff for days. 😂 Books and flowers! Xoxo to you both!

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        1. ♥ I guess that’s why the lived until Dec because I kept watering them, lol. We brought them in when we got all that snow and I just forgot them. That’s great to know they live so long though if you actually remember to water them, lol! Well, I don’t feel so bad about my dead plants then. I do have dahlias that refuse to die no matter what I do to them and I’ve pulled them out by the roots-they’re determined to come back every year, so okay then. That’s funny! I don’t know anything about flowers, but I know books! 🙂 xoxo to both of you too! Have a great week! ♥

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      2. I see! Well, I’ll admit that one year I tried to do the same with my Boston ferns. They made it over the winter in the house, but truly, they didn’t look good the following year and I ended up buying new ones for the porch. Since then, I just new one’s every year. Jen has good advice! I may try again. Good luck and I’ll save you some seed! 😉💗

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    1. How cool! I’ve never seen hibiscus flowers that big! I would’ve loved to see them. I’m hoping to find some reds and the blacks Laurie mentioned too. It seems the hardy hibiscus are harder to come by though. Thanks for sharing! 🌷😁

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