Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Hibiscus hunting - WOW!!

Well, it's time for me to leave Florida now and return home to the UK, but I got up really early this morning and decided to go hibiscus hunting. I couldn't believe how many of these magnificent flowers I found and they come in every shape and colour!

Glorious white in the morning light

Mellow yellow, with a bright red heart

Gorgeous pale pink....

Darker pink with a blood red veins....

Blood red - the colour of your heart

I'm sorry to say that I know nothing about hibiscus at all except that they are incredibly lovely flowers and I've really enjoyed looking at them during my time here, so I thought it might be helpful to give you some addresses, if you'd like to know more about them.

The American Hibiscus Society is based right here in Florida; there's also an International Hibiscus Society and in Australia, there's the Hibiscus Society of Queensland. I'm sorry if I've missed out on other major societies, but I'm sure you'll let me know and in the meantime ... happy hibiscus hunting for all of those who are interested and I'll be posting again once I get home to England.


  1. Hi Tiggerlot, Yummy eye candy! I would love to have these lovelies in my garden. Every one of them, blooming every day, year round. If only...

  2. What amazing colors! I especially love the white one.

  3. There are so many beautiful hibiscus, each outshining the next. I do like that white one as I said earlier. ;-)

  4. Those are really beautiful hibiscus, its so common in many places that they are often taken for granted. I found out that the flowers are edible but not very sure about it.

  5. Recently, I saw a different species of hibiscus, ones that have petals with serrated edges.
    The ones you have shot are beautiful. Thanks for posting.

  6. These pics are beautiful. I'm a big fan of hibiscus.

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your site is lovely. I have two hibiscus plants growing in my yard, which do well in my desert homeland. However, I cannot grow hydrangeas or peonies-too hot-which makes me sad. I'll be back.

  8. Wonderful photos of lovely flowers. I saw some enormous Hibiscus flowers earlier in the year at RHS Wisley in the glass house.

  9. Wow, these are so beautiful! I love the "mellow yellow with with bright red heart"..then agian they are all so lovely it is hard to choose a favorite! Wonderful post again! Keep thme coming!! It is always a joy to pop into your blog and see what you are up to and what new beautiful things you will show and share!