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Lose Yourself in the Colors of the Different Hibiscuses

 It is an established fact that flowers make the world a better, brighter, and more beautiful place. The ideal garden is not only one you can get your daily veggies from, but one which also brings a splash of color into your life. Hibiscuses are one type of flower that can bring many many waves of color into your world. 

Also known generally as rose mallows, hibiscus plants are known for their wide-petaled attention-grabbing flowers. Various types of the hibiscus flower have even been used to brew hot and cold deliciously flavorful teas, chock full of Vitamin C. They can be grown in a variety of climates, from tropical to temperate zones, and as you'll see from these photographs, each species comes with its own unique color and pattern. Which brightly colored hibiscus will you be growing in your garden next?

1. Neches River rosemallow (Hibiscus dasycalyx) 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Neches River rosemallow (Hibiscus dasycalyx)

(By Sesamehoneytart, Wikimedia Commons)  

2. Mandrinette (Hibiscus fragilis)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Mandrinette (Hibiscus fragilis)

(By Emőke Dénes, Wikimedia Commons)  

3. Lemonyellow rosemallow (Hibiscus calyphyllus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Lemonyellow rosemallow (Hibiscus calyphyllus)

(By JMK, Wikimedia Commons)  

4. Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus)

(By KENPEI, Wikimedia Commons)  

5. Red Rosemallow (Hibiscus kokio) 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Red Rosemallow (Hibiscus kokio)

(By KarlM, Wikimedia Commons)  

6. Makino's Mallow (Hibiscus makinoi)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Makino's Mallow (Hibiscus makinoi)

(By 西表カイネコ, Wikimedia Commons

7. Native rosella (Hibiscus heterophyllus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Native rosella (Hibiscus heterophyllus)

(By Ethel Aardvark, Wikimedia Commons)

8. Rock hibiscus (Hibiscus denudatus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Rock hibiscus (Hibiscus denudatus)

(By Stan Shebs, Wikimedia Commons)  

9. Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)

(By Vincenzo defifoot, Wikimedia Commons)  

10. Fringed Rosemallow (Hibiscus schizopetalus) 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Fringed Rosemallow (Hibiscus schizopetalus)

(By Botanischer Garten TU Darmstadt, Wikimedia Commons)  

11. Maple-leaved mallow (Hibiscus platanifolius)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Maple-leaved mallow (Hibiscus platanifolius)

(By J.M.Garg, Wikimedia Commons)  

12. Hibiscus scottii 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Hibiscus scottii

(By Drew Avery, Wikimedia Commons)  

13. Hibiscus furcellatus 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Hibiscus furcellatus

(By David Eickhoff, Wikimedia Commons)  

14. Macilwraithe hibiscus (Hibiscus macilwraithensis) 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Macilwraithe hibiscus (Hibiscus macilwraithensis)

(By Poyt448, Wikimedia Commons)  

15. Brazilian Rosemallow (Hibiscus phoeniceus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Brazilian Rosemallow (Hibiscus phoeniceus)

(By David Eickhoff, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. Hibiscus sturtii 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Hibiscus sturtii

(By Poyt448, Wikimedia Commons)  

17. Syrian Ketmia (Hibiscus syriacus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Syrian Ketmia (Hibiscus syriacus)

(By Eric Kounce, Wikimedia Commons)  

18. Wild Hibiscus (Hibiscus hispidissimus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Wild Hibiscus (Hibiscus hispidissimus)

(By Shishirdasika, Wikimedia Commons)  

19. Striped Rosemallow (Hibiscus striatus)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Striped Rosemallow (Hibiscus striatus)

(By Marcia Stefani, Wikimedia Commons)  

20. Dixie rosemallow (Hibiscus mutabilis) 

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Dixie rosemallow (Hibiscus mutabilis)

(Wikimedia Commons)  

21. Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

(By Andy, Wikimedia Commons)  

22. Phillip Island hibiscus (Hibiscus insularis)

Different species and types of hibiscus in a variety of colors, Phillip Island hibiscus (Hibiscus insularis)

(By Melburnian, Wikimedia Commons)  

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