This is the continuation of my previous post ‘Hibiscus Flowers‘. There I had given three varieties – Red Hibiscus ( Hibiscus rosa – sinesis ), Orange with two layers, and Orange with five petals. Here is another three varieties.
1. Japanese Lantern
This one is Hibiscus schizopetalus and its common name is Japanese Lantern. There are five petals and the petals are split. This feature of the petals is its main attraction. Also, it always hangs vertically downwards.
The stigma and stamen…
2. Sleeping Hibiscus
Its peculiarity is that it is folded and does not open up. Its name ‘sleeping hibiscus’ may have come from this particular characteristic. Scientific name is Malvaviscus aboreus.
3. Red – Rose Hibiscus
This one is slightly larger and is one of the most beautiful. Very much similar to Hibiscus rosa – sinesis, but is more pinkish in color than it.
Hope you enjoyed . . .