Hibiscus Flowers – 2

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.
Hibiscus - Japanese Lantern

Hibiscus - Japanese LanternHibiscus - Japanese Lantern

The bud…

Hibiscus - Japanese Lantern
The stigma and stamen…

Hibiscus - Japanese Lantern

Hibiscus - Japanese Lantern

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.
Sleeping Hibiscus

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.

Rose - Red Hibiscus

Rose - Red Hibiscus

Hope you enjoyed . . .

32 thoughts on “Hibiscus Flowers – 2

  • May 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm
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    All of them are gorgeous and the stigma and stamen are so fascinating.
    Beautiful shots!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mette

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  • May 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm
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    Beautiful flower, very nice variety. I have only seen first tow in the garden of other people.

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  • May 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm
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    I love these flowers! Thank you for the education about the different types – I have only seen a few types…and certainly not the first two! Beautiful!

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  • May 15, 2012 at 12:51 am
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    Ah-ah…so that is what is a Japanese Lantern, I did an online search for this flower and didn't find it. All I came across were some descriptions which created weird images in my mind. Thank you so much, Abhinav.
    It's interesting to see the different types of the flower, I'd thought that the only differences were in the different colours. 🙂

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  • May 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    that is so beautiful…I luv Hibiscus and ur pics so beautiful and the explanation helpful!!!

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  • May 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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    I love all your Hibiscus pictures. Amazed how a single category of hibiscus can have so many colors and varieties 🙂

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  • May 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm
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    Yes, Japanese Lantern and Sleeping Hibiscus are wonderful. Thank you for visiting.

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  • May 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm
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    I am happy that you liked my post 🙂 Thank you for visiting.

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  • May 16, 2012 at 9:07 am
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    Simply beautiful…. my society garden has the first kind of flower. But I never bothered to know its name. Many thanks for all the information 🙂

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  • May 16, 2012 at 11:49 am
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    they are beautiful.I love them all, brought back a lot of home memories to my mind

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  • May 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful (most unknown) flowers Abhinav.

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  • May 20, 2012 at 3:13 am
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    Very beautiful….my sister had planed 12-13 types of Hibiscus, these photos reminded me about that garden….
    Japanese Lantern is very beautiful

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