African Cranberry Hibiscus. This fast growing bush... more
Hibiscus acetosella - African Cranberry Hibiscus, red leaves
African Cranberry Hibiscus. This fast growing bush is covered with beautiful dark red flowers several times a year. Leaves are edible, acid, rich of vitamin C, good for salads. Very similar to Hibiscus furcellatus.
Salad Hibiscus, Sleepy Hibiscus. Vinous flowers open in the morning, and by 3-4 pm they convolve into a curious fico-like knot. Flowers cover the bush several times a year. Very similar to acetosella, this edible hibiscus is great for salads, rich of vitamin C. Seeds are used for making delicious tea. Very fast growing, form a large bush. Tolerates dry conditions. Grow your edible landscape in no time!
Hibiscus mutabilis Kristi's Cotton Candy. Confederate... more
Hibiscus mutabilis Cotton Candy - Mallow Hibiscus
Hibiscus mutabilis Kristi's Cotton Candy. Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose, Common Rose Mallow. The flowers open pure white and change color over a three-day period until they are deep pink and then as they die assume a dark "blue-pink" hue. The most notable characteristic of this flowering shrub is that flowers of three distinct colors appear on the bush simultaneously as the blooms color cycle independent of one another. This shrub thrives on regular watering but this is optional as it is very drought tolerant.
Jamaica Tea flower (Karkade, Roselle) - "Agua de Flor... more
Hibiscus sabdariffa - Flor de Jamaica, Karkade
Jamaica Tea flower (Karkade, Roselle) - "Agua de Flor de Jamaica", also called agua de Jamaica and rosa de Jamaica, is popular in Jamaica, Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America and the Caribbean. It is one of beverages made from fresh juices or extracts. It is served chilled, and in Jamaica this drink is a tradition on Christmas, served with fruit cake or potato pudding. In Panama both the flowers and the drink are called saril (a derivative of the Jamaican word sorrel). In the United States, hibiscus tea was popularized as "Red Zinger". Flowers are used to make a cold or hot tea sweetened with sugar. There has been some Medical studies which indicate that it lowers high blood pressure and also has diuretic effects. The flavor is on the tart side similar to a cranberry juice. In Mexico, it is also used for granites, ice pops and sangria.
Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus. A weeping tree... more
Hibiscus schizopetalus - Coral Hibiscus
Coral Hibiscus, Skeleton Hibiscus. A weeping tree hibiscus, rare and hard to find. Grows rapidly and blooms freely. Flowers look like parachutes and can be recognized by the fringed and lacy petals which are bent backward. It has slender and gracefully curved stems. Can be trainer into a showy standard.