The Hibiscus has a number of varieties .
They grow as either a small shrub to small tree. Hawaiian varieties have smooth edges on their leaves, while the Australian ones have serrated edges.
I prefer the Hawaiian, as their flowers are larger and better hued.
The trade off is – The flowers only last one day.
I picked this one below from a garden nursery – The lady, whose name was Flora, told me it was a Chinese variety. If someone could confirm this I would appreciate it. The flower hangs down like a Chinese lantern,which could be where they get their name.
If someone could also confirm the lady’s name was Flora, ’cause I keep thinking she was on weekend detention and using an Alias!
They are a very well structured and delicate flower that also happens to be very photogenic – Colour or Monotone.