Longwood Gardens – How About Hibiscus? – 12

How about those hibiscus in the conservatories at Longwood Gardens? Hibiscus is in the genus of mallows, Malvaceae. The family is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The hibiscus flower below is found in climates like Hawaii’s. The Conservatories have Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) on display with roses. The roses were not as splashy during our visit as the hibiscus. We don’t see too many photos of these hot house beauties from Kennett Square, and they are gorgeous! So here goes:

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Jason Hibiscus

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Painted Lady Hibiscus

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Erin Rachael Hibiscus

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Fifth Dimension Hibiscus

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Kiss and Tell Hibiscus

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Erin Rachael again

You can grow hibiscus in more temperate climates in the outdoors by growing some variety of the Rose of Sharon. rose of sharon417F0H0xe3L Longwood Gardens   How About Hibiscus?   12They are even available via mail-order from Amazon!

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