Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

COMMON NAME

Chinese hibiscus,China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus or  rose mallow

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Malvaceae

NOTES

Plants feature glabrous, toothed, shiny green leaves (to 6”) and large, funnel-like flowers (to 4-8” diameter) with stamens in a showy central tube. Plants grown outdoors year round typically rise to 10-12’ tall. The flowers are very important in Hindu devotional ceremonies, being sacred to the Elephant God, Ganesh.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Tropical Asia

NATIVE HABITAT

Not known in a truly wild situation

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

tropical.theferns.info



Hibiscus rosa sinensis