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 ).