Flora of Borneo > Genus Hibiscus > Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Species: H. rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in Malvaceae family. The genus comprise several hundred species.
This genus has a tremendous range of colors and variation in bloom formation.
There are thousands of new cultivars (hybrids) and varieties with gigantic blooms in magnificent multi-colored tones in wonderful textures!
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of the popularly known species comprising of 250+ species. This tropical hibiscus species has 6,000+ registered named cultivars and varieties.
This fast growing evergreen perennial shrub tree that can reach about 5+ meters tall.
Most garden varieties reach 3 meters in height.
Different cultivar has different growth habit which may be
Foliage is mostly medium to dark green and glossy, in varying size, shape and texture. Leaves are broadly ovate or lanceolate, mostly with serrated or scalloped margins and sometimes lobed.
Some cultivars have beautiful variegated leaves in green and speckled white and pink or red.
Flowers on the other hand varies extensively due to the thousands of cultivars and varieties that have been developed over the many centuries and still ongoing currently with increased momentum by hybridizers and hobbyists alike.
Flower colors are splendidly varied, ranging from a single color or two to many dazzling combinations.
Bloom sizes range from miniature 7.6-12.7 cm (3-5 inches) to regular size up to 20 cm (8 inches), with some cultivars (hybrids) as large as 25 cm (10 inches) in diameter.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Blooms Petal formation and textures are varied.
1- single (5 base petals),
2- crested single (with an extended cluster of petaloids at the top of the staminal column besides the 5 base petals),
3- double (extra petals besides the 5 base petals)
4- cup and saucer double (five base petals with petaloids sitting on it like a cup on a saucer).
Petals mostly in the shapes of :
6- simple edged
A typical single bloom has 5 petals with a long central staminal tube bearing numerous stamens that surround the style and 5 stigma. Flowers are solitary in upper leaf axils. Though individual flowers that are mostly unscented last only a day, at most 2 days for a few cultivars, the plant produces them in constant succession throughout the year in warmer tropical regions, just perfect for sunny and bright locations.
Some Double Form plants can occasionally produce Single Form flowers too.
‘El Capitolio’ or ‘Variegata’
– 4″ miniature, crested single; blood red with white petal edge
This red variety produces two kinds of bloom,
1- one a single form with 5 red and ruffled base petals
2- another a double form in crested single with the same number of base petals but with whitish edges and having a cluster of extra petals (petaloids) extending from the top of the staminal column.
Orange Colour variety Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Orange Ria 3 - Yellow-orange with dark crimson center
Peach variety Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Taman Semarak Indah 2019-09-13 FRI 17:34
Peach Red Heart DOUBLE with pink in between. Mother plant at Kuhara Indah. Widespread in location but not many planted in quantity.
This variety bearing large, peach double blooms with red centers; makes an ideal hedge, screen, or background planting.
Tadika Hidayah Hikmah 2019-07-05 FRI
Peach Red Heart with Pink in between - mother plant in the garden of Tadika Hidayah Hikmah, Tanjung Batu Laut.
Only one plant found in Tawau.
Pink variety Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Kona Double Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinenesis ‘Kona Double’
Large rich pink, fully double blossoms resembling puffy crepe-paper.
When grown in full sun, this fast-growing, free-blooming plant will
heavy flowering. ‘Kona’ makes a beautiful potted plant.
Life Cycle of a pink Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
PERDANAJAYA 2019-08-28 WED 13:24
Red Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
single; light pinkish white with magenta pink centre and pale pink veins
Malaysia’s national flower is a single form Hibiscus rosa-sinensis with the 5-petaled blood-red blooms.
Locally known as ‘Bunga Raya’.
This spectacular ornamental shrub is abundantly grown in Malaysia especially along roads and highways, lending beauty to the landscape.
Several hundred species
Native to East Asia
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 朱槿
679 species of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 朱槿 in the world
1- Hibiscus syriacus
2- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 朱槿（學名：Hibiscus rosa-sinensis）
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world.
Yellow variety Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Ranggu 2019-06-26 WED 13:31
So far this is the only tree found in Ranggu.
Semporna 2019-06-23 SUN 17:51
– 4″ miniature, fringed single; cream or peach-yellow with red eye and white aura
In Tawau only two planted in Jalan Bunga Raya and one at PPR Sri Semarak. But along the road to Semporna, many are planted at oil palm plantation.
White variety Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
– 3-3.5″ miniature, single; white with orange stamens and creamy yellow stigma
A young flower seller at Flower Stalls in Kundasang Town preparing a life pot of boutique for display.
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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis of Taman Bunga Raya
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