Hibiscus blooms are actually saucer sized blooms. I enjoy my Hibiscus tree on my deck each year. It is always full of crimson colors blooms. Then I bring it in at the end of the summer. It blooms all year long, even through the winter as long as it gets adequate light and water.
When the Hibiscus tree is outside the butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the large blooms. They never fail to catch my eye and my camera as well.
There are different varieties of Hibiscus. My favorite is the tropical crimson. Some years the blooms may change colors. I find this very interesting. Each hibiscus variety has its own genetics that determine what pigments, and what range of colors it can produce.
However, within that range, temperature, sunlight, pH, and nutrition can all affect the levels of different pigments in a flower and what color they appear.
So far my crimson blooms remain crimson year after year. I have not changed anything with the soil, temperature or sunlight. I am sure that is why. Regardless of the variety you may choose, I highly recommend this beautiful tree to your garden or deck. You can also buy a smaller version and plant in your garden.
Are you familiar with the Hibiscus plant or tree?
Do you have a favorite color of Hibiscus?
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This flower here has it in every house. My favorite color is pink with white at the edges.
With it being a tropical plant, I can see why it is popular. I like many of the colors.
they are beautiful flowers, lots of them around on our walk, soon!!
Glad you see these on your walk. A bright light for the day.
yup they will be popping up everywhere in just a few weeks
I know this plant, but I didn’t know these facts.
I like to learn about nature and what is in my garden. Fun to research.
I have a feeling it’s not long before I saw this picture, dear Carol … a beautiful hibiscus flower
I did post before but without the facts of the flower. Thanks!
No problem, dear Carol …. you know I’m a good follower of your posts
Yes I know you have been for a long time and I appreciate you.
So beautiful! I am not the best when it comes to taking care of blooming plants, but I love them.
Thanks, these are very easy to maintain. And bloom year round here.