Hibiscus is a beautiful flower and plant. I love the white ones, and the purple ones for that matter. The neighbor has a bush which has been formed into a tree, and the flowers are up above. My mother’s is more like a bush. Not quite as old as the neighbors, his tree must be 30+ years old.
Hibiscus is popular because it attracts bees and butterflies, also you may be more familiar with hibiscus as a tea. There are hundreds of varieties of the hibiscus flowers, and bush.
The hibiscus prefers a warmer climate. This is the technical name for this type of hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus.
|Hibiscus in Redding, California.|
This year, right before the purple hibiscus bloomed, I stepped out the door, and I smelled coconut. I could not figure out where the scent was coming from. As it turns out it was the Hibiscus!
|Hibiscus syriacus and Tonka truck.|