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Description of Hibiscus
• Attractive shrubs with shiny dark green leaves and large funnel-shaped single flowers with far protruding anthers, originating from tropical and subtropical regions of Asia (presumably from southern China);
• In the room culture are most often found Hibiscus Chinese (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Hibiscus syriacus (Hibiscus siriacus) and Hibiscus rassechonnolepestny (Hibiscus schizopetalus);
• For the greenery of winter gardens, cool halls, hybrid hybrids, for example, are also used:
“Ruby” – with blood-red flowers;
“Tchaikovsky” – with flowers of lilac color;
“Kolhoznitsa” – with pink flowers;
“Michurinets” – with crimson flowers;
‘Snowflake’ – with white flowers.
These varieties tolerate a drop in temperature to -15 ° C and may winter in the south of Russia in the open ground with hilling and easy covering with leaves.
The name of the genus was long ago, already in Ancient Greece. However, the ancient Greeks called hibiscus an entirely different plant, not what we know now under this name. For them, hibiscus was a Mediterranean plant, classified according to modern taxonomy to the genus Alcaea. The correct botanical name is Hibiscus , and in the people the plant is often referred to as the Chinese rose . In some publications, the plant is called Rosan Chinese. Genus hibiscus (Hibiscus) of the Malvaceae family (Malvaceae) includes according to one of about 300 species of evergreen trees, shrubs and grasses, other sources are about 500 species. Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia. The five petals of the flower symbolize the five commandments of Islam. The flower is worshiped not only by Muslim Malays, but also by the pagans of Dayak, Chinese, Hindus. The range of distribution of hibiscus is quite wide – different species can be found in the equatorial belt and in the subtropics.
In nature, hibiscus is an evergreen shrub or tree with a height of up to 4.5 m. The bark of the trunk and shoots is brownish or black in color. At home, on the islands of the South Pacific, hibiscus is very popular with the local population. Local aboriginal beauties adorn their hairstyles with bright colors of hibiscus. In translation from the local language, hibiscus means “a flower of beautiful women.”
In indoor culture, hibiscus has been grown since 1831. The plant fell in love with its relative unpretentiousness and magnificent flowering. It can be noted with certainty that hibiscus is one of the most popular indoor plants. Luxury flowers of hibiscus have only one drawback – a day after their appearance they fade. But they are replaced by more and more new flowers – prada care for this splendor should be appropriate to the requirements of the plant. Hibiscuses are capable of attracting attention and amaze not only with flowers, but also with variegated foliage. There are variegated varieties among the hibiscus, although the flowers are not so spectacular, but they are also beautiful. Hibiscuses are unusually hardy – they can tolerate insufficient lighting, cold, drying out of the soil, excess water during irrigation, underfeeding. Of course, all this negatively affects the condition of the plant and flowering, but there will be live hibiscus. The Chinese rose is undoubtedly one of the most popular species of hibiscus, but not the only one suitable for indoor keeping and growing in the garden.
There is lots of hibiscus hybrids are available in market. I would like include some photos of most beautiful hibiscus hybrids. For this article i have collected few photos from other website. So i include the details of that web site, it will be useful for buying these hybrids.I have collected few photos from Hidden Valley Hibiscus website. Most of their hibiscus varieties are hybridized right here in their own greenhouses, and are unique to HVH. I give credit to the Hidden Valley Hibiscus website.
Website: Hidden Valley Hibiscus