I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin 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 time I shared Persian Carpet Zinnias. Here are other 2019 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
Hot Pink Hibiscus (Non-tropical)
Every year I order petunia seed from a lady in Michigan who always sends me free seed along with my order: (hardy) hot pink Hibiscus.
I’d never grown Hibiscus before receiving this seed, and I certainly never knew what a wonderful addition to the garden they would be. The flowers are very large (10+ inches) and such a vivid color. It’s hard not to stop and gaze at the beautiful flowers!
These are incredibly simple to grow from seed and come back year after year. When they first start out in the spring, they’re tiny little things that can easily be mistaken for a weed. Once they get going, they grow into a beautiful bush-like plant with lush green foliage. These are hardy: able to be grown as far north as zone 4.
- Also known as: Rosemallow
- Scientific name: Hibiscus
- Family: Malvaceae
- Order: Malvales
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. Let me know what flowers you’re enjoying right now and of you’re growing any Hibiscus. Have a great weekend everyone!