One of my favorite parts about volunteering at the Botanical Garden is the availability to access some of the most beautiful flowers, rain or shine. So this afternoons flower will be coming to you from the Botanical Gardens since the clouds opened up and dropped quite a bit of rain. I hope your day is going well, and If not maybe this beauty will make you smile and brighten your day. I will be showing several different colors of todays flower, so you can marvel in their beauty, and see some of the colors that are available.
Hibiscus has some of the largest flowers of any plant. Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) produces the largest flowers of all hibiscus from late spring until the first frost, with some reaching 1 foot across. Flowers on the Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) come in single or double forms and can be 4 to 8 inches wide. Rose mallow thrives in USDA plant hardiness zones 5b through 11 and Chinese hibiscus in USDA zones 8a through 11. Info accessed from wikipedia 9/17/18 under “Hibiscus”