Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus is one of the most popular flowering plants. There are a large number of species under it. This post will be having one or two parts more. Through these I wish to share some varieties of hibiscus that I have seen. Here I am sharing three of them.

1. Red Hibiscus









It is the most common hibiscus variety I think. Scientific name is Hibiscus rosa - sinesis. The flowers with five petals are in pure red color. In India, it is used for 'poojas' , especially in Devi temples ( for prayers and as offering to Goddess in temples ). It grows well in warm climates and  even does not need any care. In earlier days, almost all houses in Kerala had at least one red hibiscus nearby. But now I think, unfortunately that has changed and more interest is being given to other ornamental plants. And I am happy to say that I have 6 such red hibiscus plants in my compound.
Scientific name : Hibiscus rosa - sinesis
Malayalam names : chemparathi, amparathi

2. Orange hibiscus with double layered petals







It's another beautiful type of hibiscus. The two layers of petals make it different. Top layer has a number of smaller petals and bottom layer has 5 larger petals.


3. Orange - yellow hibiscus





It's color is splendid, and during bright sunlight, it shines ( see the second picture ).


32 comments:

  1. Nice post. With a few thoughts of nostalgia, a few about culture and rituals, a lot about the flower.
    Excellent pictures too...

    Thanks.

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  2. I love hibiscus! Those double-flowering ones are marvelous! Have you ever seen the face in them? In one of my very early posts on my other blog, I posted a photo of the face - it is titled "The Eyes", if you ever want to see it. It is on The Road Awaits...

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    1. Thank you for saying about "The Eyes". I visited it. Really amazing!

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  3. beautiful captures all!!

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  4. Beautiful shots of the gorgeous flowers!
    They're all so beautiful.
    I only wish we could grow them here, but it's to cold and wet for them.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Mette

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  5. Brilliant photos of beautiful flowers.

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  6. I hardly can believe all this beauties growing in the wild in your country. We have to visit a botanical garden in een greenhouse to see this beautiful flowers.

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  7. It is very common here in the tropics and not only in the wild. These are grown in my garden also.

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  8. So very pretty! We have much smaller hibiscus here that are hardy as well as larger ones.

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  9. Beautiful flowers, there is so much variety in them.

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  10. i do love these tropical beauties!

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  11. just gorgeous! And they bloom all winter when inside...
    your pictures are fabulous!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thanks for your visit. I followed you

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  12. I an waiting to know more about different varieties of Hibiscus. Beautiful images :)

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    1. I am planning to publish the next part of this. Thank you for visiting.

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  13. Amazing captured my friend.

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  14. lovely photos of lovely flowers !
    & thanks for the information :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures. We have this plant in our house. It is good for our health if we take it at least one flower a day.

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  16. Aaah thanks so much for the lovely photos. We just come back from Kerala and I took many cuttings of that beautiful red one used for poojas. It's stunning! Soon I hope to have them all over my garden. I took cuttings in Bali where they also use hibiscus at temples, and for men to wear behind the ear, its also a red one but a little flower and doesn't hang so prettily but it's a gorgeous red colour too. Seems the common ones are the best of all.

    Thanks again for the lovely memories

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