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Hibiscus

clm
August 23rd, 2008, 11:42 PM
Always a sign of summer ending when the hibiscus start to bloom.

First 2 are water hibiscus in the pond. The rest are in the garden.

Cindy

clm
August 23rd, 2008, 11:44 PM
A few more plus a trumpet vine flower pic. The white in the previous post and the candy cane stripe and red are all dinner plate size flowers. They are just huge this year.

Cindy

onster
August 24th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Egyptians drink a lot of hibiscus tea (we boil the dry petals and then add lotsa sugar), especially during ramadan which is coming up and I have never actually seen a hibiscus plant. I would have thought the flowers were darker and less fragile looking....we also add it to henna, along with tea and pomegranete to give the henna a darker red colour.

Pretty cool..nice pics!

onster
August 24th, 2008, 10:59 AM
oh ok i get it there are many varieties of the plant :o we probably use the last deep red one :D

14+kitties
August 24th, 2008, 11:37 AM
I love hibiscus! I like trumpet vine too but won't plant it. I have read too many horror stories on line about what it can do.
Beautiful pics! :thumbs up

Chris21711
August 24th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I saw some Hibiscus for sale just like the one Chico posted the other day. Do they need full sun and lots of room :confused: They are from the Mallow family, non?

clm
August 24th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Yes they are mallow family. They need room, sun and water. My white one I've had well over 15 years now and it takes up about a 4ft round diameter and gets to between 4 - 6 feet tall. The red and candy stripe have different foiliage and get taller.

Cindy

chico2
August 27th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Wow clm,they are beautiful,Hibiscus are actually not my favorite,the blooming-period is so shor,but they sure are pretty,especially yours.
I love the Trumpet-vine:thumbs up