The Hibiscus plant grows about 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide and has medium-sized glossy green leaves with large flowers of a tropical appearance. The flowers occur towards the ends of the branches and have a strong, sweet fragrance. Hibiscus flowers may come in pink, red, white, orange, marron, salmon, purple or yellow depending on species. The Hibiscus flowers have beautifully-colored centers.
The Hibiscus flowers of all the plants are similar. They are conspicuous, trumpet-shaped with five or more petals. Some Hibiscus flowers are large and others are average. The size varies from a 2 inch diameter blossom to a 10 or 12 inch. The center of the Hibiscus flower has a long stamen that gives this bloom its striking appearance and hummingbirds love. Each stamen consists of a stalk, filament and anther.
The flowering of the Hibiscus flower only lasts a day. This is a reason why the Hibiscus flowers have been called “Flowers-on-an hour”. They open in the morning and wilt late afternoon. However, the buds grow quickly and new Hibiscus flowers continue to open over a long period, usually from spring to summer.
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