Hibiscus in Redding and Shasta County

beautiful light purple hibiscus with dark fuscia in the center of each petal and an off white pistol in the middle, with green background of the foliage.
Beautiful purple Hibiscus, Shasta county, California
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.
Purple hibiscus blooms two of them they are a light purple and dark reddish purple in the center with a cone in the center, that is off white color, greenery surround the flowers.
Purple Hibiscus in Redding, CA
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!

White hibiscus flower and my little brothers old Tonka truck and when I say old I mena old.
We probably should have not let the truck go like that.
Hibiscus syriacus and Tonka truck.

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