Flowers in Australia: 9

Hibiscus / Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

double hibiscus 3


An evergreen shrub. The height varies depending on the cultivar: dwarfs are less than 1.5m (5′), mediums are 2m-3m (6′-10′) and talls are over 3m (10′+). Flowers can be single, semi-double or double. They come in red, pink, orange, yellow and white, often with several colours in the one flower. The leaves are dark green and glossy, with a paler reverse. Variegated varieties are also available. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was probably native to Southern China and south-east Asia.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you! You’ve let me off the ID hook – and they’re great shots too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Don’t get too complacent… 😀
      This was far too pretty for me to ignore.

      1. We were prompted to start listing species on J’s bush block, thanks in part to the fact that you put ID back on the agenda. That means IDing eucalypts and wattles. That probably means using a plant key. Help! Although last time we acquired about 20 technical terms for hairy

      2. Heyjude says:

        I know the feeling! Although I don’t get too technical I do like some idea of what I have photographed. My intention on this blog was to always include the common and botanical name at least, but often that went by the way… and with the number of eucalypts and wattles you have I do not envy you. 😀

  2. Sammy D. says:

    These double ones are twice as gorgeous !!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Such a lovely frilly flower, looks like a dancer 🙂

      1. Sammy D. says:

        That makes me like it all the more !!

  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Yes, flouncy salsa dancers!

  4. restlessjo says:

    Who doesn’t love hibiscus? 🙂

  5. pommepal says:

    Lovely, and you can find so many different colours

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. I found a lovely yellow one the other day.

  6. Wow, I have never seen a double. Very exotic indeed!

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