80 Types Of Hibiscus Plants (With Photos+Brief Intro)


Who are not fond of Hibiscus plants? Their gorgeous big flowers can brighten up every garden in spring and summer. There are many things to love about them – they are hardy, fast-growers, easy to care for, simple to propagate, and have a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes.

This article contains 80 varieties of Hibiscus plants. If you are familiar with a few common varieties, get ready to learn and be amazed by so many colorful varieties.

Hibiscus varieties

There are several Hibiscus varieties.

All enjoy warm temperatures and tropical and subtropical climates. 

There are many confusing numbers of cultivars and hybrids, ranging from annuals to perennials, hardy to tropical and large plants to small shrubs.

Some rare varieties are difficult to chase down, but you will find many stunning species and cultivars to grow.

You can play with color if you love colors by only growing Hibiscus in your garden.

Generally, there are 3 types of Hibiscus:

  • Hardy (USDA Zones 4-9, frost-tolerant)
  • Rose of Sharon (USDA Zones 5-8, cold-tolerant)
  • Tropical (USDA Zones 9-12, frost-tender, good for warmer climates)

Hibiscus care

It is important to know the basic needs of the Hibiscus plant and how easy they are to maintain.

It will help you keep Hibiscus alive throughout the year.

Except for a few, most varieties have similar growing conditions.

Once you learn about their key requirements, you will be ready to enter the world of Hibiscus.

Begin with giving them sufficient sunlight, water, and warm temperatures. 

Use well-drained soil and fertilize every 2 weeks in spring and summer to keep the strong and filled with blooms.

Don’t let the plant stand in dry soil or over a pool of water.

Check for yellow or brown leaves, and bud drops as these are the significant signs of stress like improper watering or light conditions.

Being tropical species, Hibiscus enjoys high humidity levels.

Some species are tender plants, so you need to protect them from the cold.

A healthy plant doesn’t easily get infected by pests or diseases.

But keep an eye on it. Although Hibiscus is non-toxic, keeping them away from pets is better.

Also read: How To Care for Hibiscus Plant? (+Problems With Hibiscus)

Now, let’s go through 80 varieties of hibiscus one by one.

Aphrodite

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Aphrodite

The blooms have beautiful pink colors with red eyes.

The petals are overlapping that go shimmy in the breeze.

The red-eye of the flower is almost in the shape of a star.

The 4-inch blooms will make your garden look attractive from midsummer to late fall.

The plant grows 8-10 feet tall and 6 feet wide when mature.

Its vase-like shape is strong enough with upright branches and bright green foliage.

Aphrodite can tolerate droughts but not for a very long time.

To maintain consistently moist soil, water regularly and let it have plenty of sunshine if you wish the plant to produce profuse blooms.

Ardens

Ardens are herbaceous perennials native to zones 5-8.

They are sometimes confused with other herbaceous perennials.

But the flowers are a bit different with separated purple or lilac-colored petals.

The flower looks fluffy with messy edges and layered petals.

It pops up among the greenery of the leaves. 

The plant reaches up to 5-8 feet.

Ardens grow best in any soil type as long as they receive full sun or partial shade.

Anne Arundel

This dramatic variety bears large dinner plate flowers that will grow around 4-5 feet in height with 9-10 inches flowers and take up a substantial space of your garden.

Anne Arundel belongs to zones 5-9.

The large bright pink blossoms with flopping petals bloom in the mid to late summer.

They also come in red, white, pink, yellow, and orange.

Each flower lasts for a day or so.

Anne Arundel loves sunlight, so make sure it is planted in a place that gets some sun, especially the morning sun.

They do best in moist, rich soil and survive over less than ideal soil.

Airbrush Effect

Airbrush Effect is another stunning pink flower and a cold-hardy Hibiscus similar to the dinner plate.

The plant displays vibrant pink flowers, measuring 8 inches in diameter. 

The overlapped petals also have a light touch of white and a deep red eye.

The blooming season starts from midsummer and continues till the fall. 

The plant will reach only a height and width of 3-4 feet.

Berry Awesome

Belonging to the Summerific series, Berry Awesome is a dinner-plate Hibiscus plant with 7-8 inches of disc-like flowers.

The flower flaunts its ruffled deep magenta-pink petals with a crimson red center and yellow stamen.

The foliage is maple-like and dark green.

The plant produces dense shrubs giving lush colors to your garden. 

Berry Awesome will fill your garden with its blooms from midsummer until fall.

Though hardy enough, little protection is needed in winter.

The plant reaches up to 3-4 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width.

Bedazzled

This tropical variety is a hybridized variety between ‘Tis Hige’ and ‘Standing Ovation.’

This new double Hibiscus contains ruffled flowers having deep orange or red hues under the sun of the summer season without losing any colors.

This 6-8 inch flower will pop out among the dark green foliage and lighten up your garden throughout the year.

Bedazzled is perfect for annual hedging with impressive flowers drawing pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Let it have full sun to partial shade to thrive.

Blush

Coming from the Head Over Heels series, this flower is a perfect showstopper.

It grows around 2-3 feet in height and 3-4 feet in width.

This fast-growing perennial bears big, pale pink flowers with red eyes. 

The color of the flower makes it pop up against the burgundy foliage.

The variety is native to zone 4-10. So, if you are from colder regions, have them brighten up your garden with a flush of pink.

The flowers are 6-10 inches in diameter.

The plant produces blooms from early summer to fall.

It dies in winter, but it returns in late spring to brighten your garden.

Black Rainbow

An exotic variety with black petals, Black rainbow Hibiscus is hard to find. 

Most of the black Hibiscus varieties grow in the tropical regions, where they receive a warm, humid environment.

The flower size is about 6-8 inches with multiple colors and is quite eye-catching. 

Black rainbow flowers have various other colors besides black, like red, pink, or orange.

The flower contrasts against the green leaves.

The center of the flower is red, and the petals are violet-black with dirty yellow margins. 

They do best in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil and are native to zone 4-9.

Blue Chiffon

This deciduous shrub plant grows around 8-12 feet and has soft blue-colored flowers.

The flowers are graceful and delicate with thin petals.

The blossoms have several layers of flowers crumpled together for a surfaced appearance.

The first layer of petals is broad that slowly narrows down into thin petals.

Blue Chiffons don’t require too much water, but the soil shouldn’t stay dry for long.

They thrive under full sunlight and are ideal for zones 5-9.

Blue River II

Though the name is Blue River II, the flower has a soft cream color.

But if you observe close enough, the flower has a slight tint of blue.

The size of the bloom is close to the normal dinner plate variety.

Blue River II is native to zones 4-9. They can grow about 4-5 feet tall if given full sun or partial shade and moist soil.

This Hibiscus is a perennial that will return every year.

And, every year they return, the bloom size will increase.

So, the longer you care for them and grow them, the larger the blooms will become every year.

Blue Bird

Also called Oiseau Bleu, Bluebird Hibiscus is a beautiful blue deciduous shrub native to zone 4-9.

The plant grows about 6-8 feet tall and enjoys growing under full or partial sunlight.

The color of the flower makes it a surprise.

These trumpet or funnel-shaped flowers have a deep purple, blue, or lilac color at the edges. 

The petals have a soft ombre effect with some lighting at the center.

It has a deep red eye and a white conical stamen.

The plant has a vase shape perfect for lining walkways or the back of your garden.

You can witness flowers from midsummer until the first frost.

Black Dragon

It is another beautiful black hybrid Hibiscus variety.

The petals are dark and brooding with burgundy and shades of black.

The center is swirling, and the edges of the petals have dots of white.

The flower will appear darker in the midsummer and lighter, reddish hues during cold.

The flower measures 8-10 inches in width, and growing them in your garden will add extra drama and flair to your garden.

The variety has been awarded the Hibiscus of the Year 2005.

Since the variety is a slow-grower and native to warmer zones, it is ideal for containers.

Cosmic Dancer

Cosmic dancer is an exotic Hibiscus striking plant that belongs to zone 11.

Cosmic dancers are similar to Fiesta Hibiscus.

The huge colorful petals of single flowers can bring life to a dull garden. 

Their extended style is what makes them tropical Hibiscus.

The petals of the flowers often come in a deep shade of red, orange, or pink with a touch of yellow around the edges.

The plant can reach up to 5 feet, and it needs full sun to thrive.

Cheeky Fellow

Another red perennial shrub, Cheeky Fellow or Cheeky Point, is native to zone 4-9.

The flower has a gorgeous appearance.

The petals have a typical hot pink color with orange accents, but most people confuse it with being bright red. 

The petals overlap in a spiraling pattern, thus giving a stylish and refined look to all the blossoms.

The blooms sometimes look artificial because of their exotic beauty.

The variety grows about 8-12 inches tall and requires plenty of sunlight and water to thrive.

Cranberry Crush

If you are from the colder climates, Cranberry Crush is perfect as it is native to zones 4-9.

Cranberry crush is an absolute sweetheart due to its bright and bold flowers.

Besides, the blooms appear not only from the stem tips.

But it also emerges all along the stems.

The blossoms can grow around 7-8 inches in width if the plant gets full sun.

The petals are deep pink or scarlet red, and the center of the flower is purplish-violet.

The flower has a perfect round shape with slight crinkle fanning out, thus giving it an impressive look.

The shade of the flower is close to fresh cranberries, that’s why the name. 

Chasing Rainbows

This bright perennial herb produces bright orange-colored 6-8 inch flowers.

The flowers have a mixture of tangerine-orange at the edges, then light pink with red-eye and lilac rays.

As the name says, it is colorful like rainbows and looks remarkable. 

Though it contains light pink color, it also comes in cream color with different other colorful accents around the petals.

The colors in the petals together bleed in blended rings, having a tie-dye effect.

If you wish for a showy garden, grow Chasing Rainbows.

It is native to zone 11 and grows best under full sun or partial shade.

Cotton Rose or Confederate Rose

As the name suggests, the flower of this Hibiscus variety has a soft-cottony appearance.

It is native to zone 7-10 and originates from China and Taiwan.

It is also known as Dixie Rose Mallow or Cotton Rosemallow.

The 4-6 inch wide flower has a beautiful soft white color with overlapped petals, creating a rose-like bloom. 

The petal edges have a soft pink as if dipped in a dye which will transform into hot pink or red as the day advances.

Cotton rose can grow around 12-15 feet and thrives best if given full sun or partial shade.

China rose

China rose is a common, native Hibiscus plant.

It is considered the Queen of Tropics in many tropical and subtropical regions.

The plant produces mostly red flowers with orange, pink, and yellow double-petaled blossoms throughout the year.

The petals are 4-15 cm broad.

It is known as a blackening plant because it is used for polishing shoes in the tropics.

It is native to zones 10-11 and thrives best under full sun.

Cherry Cheesecake

The flowers of this variety are spectacular and recognizable due to their showy flowers.

It is hardy to zone 4-9 and blooms throughout the summer and fall.

The flower petals are creamy-white with fine streaks of magenta edges and dark-red eyes.

The petals are thick and ruffled.

The plant can hold up to windy and rainy weather.

The plant grows about 5 feet in height.

This fast-growing variety needs full sun.

Though it will handle poor soil, a bit of fertile soil can support abundant flowering and growth.


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Cherry Choco Latte

Another Summerific variety, Cherry Choco Latte, is a perfect summer perennial.

The variety blooms from midsummer to late summer. 

The blooms are 9-inch wide with a white shade, deep pink streaks on the petals, and red eyes.

The maple-like, dark olive green leaves are a good match with the flower petals.

The plant prefers moist soil, full sun, or partial shade and reaches up to 4 feet in height.

The plant is hardy to zone 4-9 and grows around 4 feet in height and width.

Diana

With pure white 5-inch blooms having soft yellow at the center, Diana is a beautiful white Hibiscus that has won several international flower awards.

Diana looks like White Chiffon, but the latter doesn’t have any other flowers.

The flower is delicate and subtle and is ideal for zone 5-8.

Diana grows at an impressive height of 10 feet and can endure heat, humidity, and droughts.

Delta Dawn

This lovely fast-growing Hibiscus variety has dark-green leaves with flowers measuring 7 inches.

The petals have a lavender color with grey and frilly yellow edges.

The heart of the flower is scarlet-red.

It is a new hybrid variety that has been around since 2007. 

Delta Dawn is native to zone 9-10 and grows around 6-8 feet. It will bloom most of the year.

Full sun, neutral to slightly acidic soil, thorough watering, and little fertilizing are the key needs to encourage blooms in this variety.

It requires heavy pruning to look the best.

Dark Continent

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Dark Continent grows up to 6 feet with beautiful eerie-looking flowers and is native to zone 9-10.

The flower has a light purple shade at the center of the petal, which spreads a few inches outside. 

The petal edges are wrinkled and messy with a light shade of yellow or gold, and the heart is red.

It makes a good contrast with the purple color. 

Own this variety if you wish to put on something unique yet simple.

The petal colors will sometimes bleed together in a spinning pattern. 

Make sure it receives full sun.

Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn variety is another bright herbaceous perennial Hibiscus native to zone 10.

The flower’s petals combine cream, yellow, and bright pink, blending all. 

The center of the flower is red.

These flowers can brighten up your garden in summer.

Planting this variety will give life to your garden if you don’t have colors to put up.

It will grow around 6-8 feet tall and needs full sun to grow.

Partial shade is also fine.

This herbaceous perennial is native to zones 5-10, and the flower they bear makes them different from the other varieties.

Electric Plum

The blooms are standard Hibiscus shaped, with wide petals flaring out. 

The color of the flower is where the variety is unique from others.

The flower has a dark purple shade giving a gothic vibe. 

The purple color also reminds us of the plum color.

That’s why the name.

If you love such vibes, add them to your garden.

Though the color makes the variety unique, it is not hard to find.

It can tolerate cold and dry soil, needs full sun, and reaches 7-9 feet in height.

El Capitolio

This unique Hibiscus variety is a true gift of nature.

The 4-5 inch blooms open with ruffled petals and a long staminal column. 

The showy part about the flower is its stamens.

The end of the stamens further develops petals at the end, giving up 2 flowers in a single bloom.

The white colors from the eye add extra beauty.

It is also called a ‘poodle flower.’

The flower comes in bright red, orange, or pink and blooms throughout the season.

The plant grows about 6-8 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width.

The elliptic leaves with serrated margins add extra depth to the plant. 

Plant it in well-drained, fertile soil and let it have full sun to thrive.

Expect Miracles

Expect Miracles is a perennial shrub producing radiant flowers native to zones 5-8.

The plant grows about 8-12 feet in height.

The flower shade of Expect Miracles Hibiscus will enhance even the darkest and dullest corner of your garden.

The flowers have a rich orange shade that people confuse with red or pink.

Resilient to hard climates, this variety can give your garden a tropical appearance.

Though they hate cold weather and love plenty of sunlight, they can survive the chilly weather and cloudy days without any issues.

Eye of Kali

Hybridized by the Dupont Nurseries in 2009, the Eye of Kali variety is a part of the Cajun series.

The plant reaches up to 4-6 inches in height and width when mature.

It responds well to pruning.

Native to zone 9-11, the Eye of Kali will require protection during cold.

The flowers have golden-yellow petals with a large, bright red center ringed with pink color.

This compact Hibiscus is also available in pink and red.

Fiesta

This variety bears vibrant flowers and responds well to timely pruning. 

You can also train the plant to grow as a tree or compact, low shrub.

The plant can reach up to 8 feet and 6 feet in width.

The flowers are 6-8 inches in diameter and last for 3 days.

The flowers have bright, fiery orange petals with crinkled edges.

The margin of the petals is golden-yellow.

The center of the flower is a bright red that fades into a pink halo.

Overall, the colors can give your garden a colorful appearance.

Belonging to the warmer zones, it is ideal for containers, especially if you live in colder regions.

It needs moist, fertile soil and lots of sunlight to thrive in the long run.

Flower of an Hour

As the name suggests, this variety blooms for some hours only. 

The blooming starts in early June and continues till October.

This plant produces large, white, and yellow blooms with a dark purplish hue at the center.

The dark green leaves have long stalks and grow about 3 inches long.

The plant grows up to 4-5 feet in height.

It prefers alkaline to slightly acidic soil that drains water fast.

Fringed Hibiscus

The variety is a receiver of the renowned Award of Garden Merit.

The petals of the Fringed Hibiscus flower are lacelike with bright red, streaked red or pink shade dangling from the curvy stems that bear dark green leaves.

The flower looks similar to Japanese lanterns.

A unique thing about this flower is that its stamen hangs downwards and is not attached to the flower, like the other Hibiscus varieties.

The variety is hardy to zone 10-11 and grows around 6-8 inches in height and spreads about 5-6 inches.

This Hibiscus blooms in most seasons.

Give it full sun and plant in loamy, well-drained, and slightly alkaline to neutral soil.

Galaxy

This variety lives up to its name.

It comes in various colors swirling together and giving a look of a galaxy. 

This variety will help you bring down stars and planets to your garden.

You will not know what color the flower petals will be.

But the different colors will combine and make your garden exciting and colorful.

Ensure the plant receives adequate full or partial sunlight for evident colors.

The plant grows about 4-6 feet and is ideal for zones 5-9.

Gwen Mary

This variety bears bright hot Barbie pink flowers, which are more intense than many other pink flowers.

The color is so eye-catching that it gives your garden a lively appearance.

The flowers have a different yellow style for which the pink color pops and looks more exaggerated.

The petals have ruffled edges with a soft and subtle appearance.

The leaves also have a vibrant green color.

Overall the plant looks very colorful and astounding.

Ensure that the plant receives full sun as it will help the flower develop its color and make it more vibrant.

Gwen Mary belongs to zones 9-11 and grows about 4-6 feet.

Giant Rose Mallow

This variety bears large 8-inch ruffled flowers having deep-pink shade at the petals with dark-red centers.

It looks great with the plant filled with copper-purple leaves.

The leaves are larger than usual. 

The plant is native to zones 4-9 and grows up to 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide.

Giant Rose Mallow needs full sun and well-drained but moist soil to perform best.

Honeymoon Red F1

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If you live in colder zones (4-9) or have small space in your garden, the hardy Honeymoon Red is ideal for you.

This compact variety grows to 2-3 feet tall and 2 feet wide at its maturity level.

Its rich red flowers are similar to red wine, bold, velvety and rich in color.

The flower has overlapped, light messed-up petals with a white eye at the center.

Though the Honeymoon Red variety is drought and heat-tolerant, please don’t keep them dry for too long.

Water the plant to maintain a perfect moisture level.

The term F1 means this flower is the first-generation hybrid of 2 types of parents.

Hawaiian Sunset

This variety is another orange beauty that can give your garden a dazzling and tropical appearance.

The Hawaiian sunset bears beautiful flowers with red eyes, pink or red petals, and golden sunset-yellow color at the petal edges.

Some white streaks add extra exquisiteness to the flower.

The leaves of this variety are deep green with serrated edges.

The plant reaches about 4-6 feet tall and wide once it matures.

Being another tropical variety, it thrives best in pots or on grounds in warmer climates.

The flower will give your garden a stunning sunset look if planted over well-drained moist soil and given plenty of suns.

Hambo

Hambo is an easily recognizable yet unique variety.

The petals of the blooms are tubular and ruffled with layered blossoms. 

The petals curl backward, resembling a pair of cuffed jeans. 

The flower contains a happy yellow shade with dark red eyes with a cuffed and cupped appearance, thus giving an exotic feel. 

The yellow shade sometimes becomes lime green.

The plant is ideal for zone 9-11 and grows only 3-10 feet. It requires full sun to thrive.

Holy Grail

This variety is another eye-catcher.

Belonging to the Summerific series, Holy Grail bears flowers with deep-red petals and measures about 9-inch wide.

The flower looks great in the plant, along with almost black foliage.

A mature plant can grow up to 4.5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

The plant is ideal for zone 4-9. Grow if you are from cold regions. Give it full sun. 

Hula Girl

This perennial shrub is native to zone 10-11. Hula Girl will be a good addition to your garden, especially if you are from warmer climates.

The flowers have a bright yellow shade like a ripe banana.

Unlike the other yellow flowers, this flower can make your dull garden glow. 

The yellow flower contrasts well with a red eye, thus giving a touch of tropics.

The plant grows 6-8 feet tall.

Jolanda Gommer

Native to zone 9, Jolanda Gommer’s wrinkled texture makes the flower petals thick and hard.

The color gives a sunset vibe because it comes in a combination of colors like yellow, red, orange, pink, white, or purple.

For example, a flower will have yellow color on the margins of the petals broadly and then a light red or orange color.

The center is deep red.

Jolanda Gommer variety grows up to 6-7 tall.

Let the variety have full sun or partial shade to survive.

Lavender Chiffon

Lavender Chiffon is another stunning semi-double variety from the Chiffon series.

The 4-inch flowers look stunning in light purple and fluffy central petaloids.

The red-eye at the center gently seeps out red veins into the outward petals.

With dark-green leaves and multi-stems, Lavender Chiffon can be pruned and trained to become a small tree.

The variety reaches 10 feet in height and spreads about 6 feet at maturity level.

Witness flowers in July continuing into autumn. It will drop leaves when winter arrives.

Lil’ Kim

If you have a small place and want a dwarf variety, Lil’ Kim is for you then. 

Although small in structure, the variety is no less dramatic than the other flowers.

Lil’ Kim produces 3-inch flowers with big magenta centers, spreading dark veins to the end of the five petals.

The rest of the petals have a soft, baby pink color which looks stunning with these magenta centers and veins.

Lil’ Kim gives a great floral display from midsummer into autumn.

Plant the variety in rich, well-drained soil and sunny locations.

Keep it well-watered. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) in spring during new growth.

Lady Baltimore

These hardy Hibiscus plants are great for the colder regions.

Lady Baltimore is native to zone 4-9 and will easily tolerate frosty weather.

They need full sun to thrive and reach up to 4-5 feet tall.

Lady Baltimore is a two-colored Hibiscus variety that bleeds and spreads into one another.

The large petals have a tubular shape, and the flower is around 9 inches wide.

The flower is cream-colored.

But as you move to the center, it has a deep violet or red shade.

In rare situations, the color in the center can expand and spread to the entire flower.

Each petal contains a soft and subtle crease, adding extra depth and texture to the flower.

Lord Baltimore

This hybridized variety bears bold, crimson red flowers with overlapping and messy petals and a small white eye at the center of it.

The woody stems can grow up to 4-5 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide at maturity.

It is a hardy Hibiscus variety ideal for the colder zones.

The leaves are green and maple-shaped. The stems require pruning. 

Otherwise, the plant will grow tall and leggy.

Lady Stanley

This deciduous shrub bears beautiful soft-colored flowers with a delicate but unique appearance.

The flowers have a white or cream coloring with overlapping petals that twirl around each other.

The flowers also have a light pink color at places like the sides, tips, or center.

It gives quite a romantic look, making your garden charming and captivating.

Lady Stanley is native to zones 5-9 and adaptable enough so they will endure most climates and flourish for a long time.

It grows around 5-12 feet tall if it receives full sun.

Lucy

Lucy hibiscus

The flowers of Lucy are the true doubles because they are double-petaled.

They have a lovely pink color.

The middle petaloids are longer than the petals, giving the flower a messy, windy appearance.

The flowers are 4-inch in width and bloom in the midsummer.

So, they can add extra beauty to your garden in the early autumn.

The plant has upright stems with bright green leaves and grows about 8-12 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide.

Luna Pink Swirl

Luna Pink Swirl is a hardy Hibiscus variety that produces delicate flowers blended perfectly with light pink and creamy white.

The flower has five petals, whose edges are pink that fade into creamy white at the center in a picotee pattern.

The flower color will remind you of raspberry ice cream.

The petals are overlapped with red eyes at the center.

Its diameter measures around 6-8 inches.

Having this variety will give your garden a gentle and subtle look.

The plant becomes 2-3 feet tall and 2 feet wide at maturity level.

This shrubby perennial will be ideal for borders because of its dark green foliage and captivating flowers.

Cut back some foliage in the fall and wait for new growth in late spring. 

Luna Pink Swirl is drought-tolerant and native to zone 5.

Though it is hardy, it gives a little protection in winter.

Luna Red

It is another hardy variety from the Luna series native to zones 5-9.

As the name says, the flowers have a pinkish-red shade.

The blooms are 6-8 inches in diameter with overlapping petals and red-eye that goes overlooked.

The mature plants are 2-3 feet in height and 2 feet in width.

The variety thrives under full sun and blooms in midsummer through late fall-blooming decreases when winter arrives.

Luna Rose

The next hardy dinner plate variety from the Luna series is Luna Rose.

It is hardy to zones 5-9.

The flowers have hot pink shades which will not fade away even during the frost.

The plant grows around 2-3 feet in height and nearly 2 feet in width. 

You can plant the variety with other Luna series flowers to have a colorful garden.

Luna White

The blooms of this variety are near 6-8 inches.

They have a soft, creamy white color with dark, blood-red eyes.

The mature is the same as other Luna series flowers – 2-3 feet in height and 2 feet in width.

They are hardy to zone 5, but you can still grow them in zone 4 by overwintering them with mulch and frost covers.

The variety is drought-tolerant and will die in winters.

But, it will be back in late May to brighten up your garden.

Mars Madness

Mars Madness grows 4-5 feet in height and 5-6 feet in width.

The flowers have a dinner-plate big size, 7-8 inches in diameter.

They have deep Fuschia or cerise red color with red halo eye. 

The petals are overlapped with deep veins.

The dark green, olive-colored leaves are a good match for the background of these colorful flowers.

The whole plant will have blooms from top to bottom.

They are good for ground planting. 

Don’t worry about winter because Mars Madness is hardy to zone 4 and frost-tolerant, but later bloomers, starting from the end of July and continuing up to the first frost.

Mango Liqueur

This tropical hybrid variety looks similar to a fruity drink.

It is bred from ‘Muffin Man’ and ‘Crème de Cacao’.

Ideal for floral décor at parties and weddings, this 6-8 inch ruffled flower matures into golden or orange hues with deep red centers spreading outwards.

The ruffly texture is from Muffin Man, and Crème de Cacao gives the plant unusual foliage and strong bush.

Your garden can be filled up with Mango Liqueur throughout the year if maintained with care. But it is suitable as annuals.

The plant can reach up to 10-12 feet.

Midnight Marvel

Midnight Marvel is another red hybridizer at Walters Gardens.

It was bred from Cranberry Crush and Summer Storm in 2008 with sterile tissue and stem cutting.

The flower has a striking red color, and the dark purple foliage gives a great backdrop to these red blooms.

The 7-8 inch flower also has a white color evolving from the center or eye.

The foliage will turn orange in the fall.

The plant grows 4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide with upright, bushy mounds which die in winter.

Though hardy to zone 4, you must protect the plant with mulch and frost covers during the cold weather.

Marianne Charlton

Ideal for zone 10-11, this tropical variety is another unique and fairly new hybrid variety bred by Schlueter and introduced in 2011.

The flower looks frilly and has double violet petals with pink at the center. 

The flowers bloom from late spring or early summer through late summer and early fall.

Though the front petals have colors, the backside is white with grey or lavender edges.

The plant reaches a height of 6-10 feet and requires full sun or partial shade to thrive.

Minerva

It is a lovely pinkish-lavender flower with a bright red center/eye.

The red color in the middle of the flower spreads a little into all the five petals.

The white stamen contrasts pretty well with the petal colors.

Minerva will bloom throughout the summer and add extra color to your garden.

The plant will have glossy, dense dark green leaves, and upright branches will reach 6-9 inches in height and 5-7 inches in width.

Full sun and well-drained soil are the two essential requirements.

Prune them in the early spring before the emergence of flower buds to encourage the plant in abundant blooms.

Misty Pink

Native to zone 9-10, Misty pink is a rare Hibiscus.

It is hard to find and plant. But, if you are lucky enough, you can enjoy this subtle Hibiscus. 

Besides, the scent of the Misty Pink variety can make your garden aromatic.

The flowers are soft and misty pink (thus the name) with dramatic petals extending outwards. 

Misty Pink can attract pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Misty Pink variety reaches 6-10 feet in height at maturity.

Let the variety have full sun for survival.

Nairobi

This tropical variety is a less-known variety that is hardy to zone 9-11 and produces single medium-sized flowers.

The flower has bright orange color with coral pink overtones.

The center of the flower is red, recalling African sunset.

It is a slow grower and will take time to reach its maturity.

Once mature, it will only reach up to 4-5 feet in height and width.

Plant it in well-drained rich soil, fertilize it twice a year and let it have full fun.

Passion

The flower of Passion variety will decorate your garden with deep-red foliage and pink blooms and ignite your Passion for “Passion.”

The pink flowers are 6-8 inches wide with red-eye and last for only one day.

But they will bloom the next day again and continue until late fall.

It grows compact and bushy and reaches 2-3 feet in height and 3-4 feet in width.

Being hardy to zone 6, Passion will sleep in the winters and come back in May.

Painted Lady

The Painted lady is a common and recognizable classic Hibiscus variety native to USDA zones 9a-10b.

The flower is big, around 8 inches in diameter, and the petal colors are scarlet red to dark pink. White patterns surround the deep red eye.

The leaves are large with scalloped edges, which is a good contrast against the flower color, thus making it pop.

The shape of the flower is round, and the leaves are dense enough.

Once mature, it can reach up to 6-8 feet in height and 6 feet in width.

If grown in pots, your garden border will have a splash of red borders.

Pink Giant

Pink Giant is another attractive and jaw-dropping variety, growing about 9-10 feet in height at maturity and native to zones 7-11.

The blossoms are quite large and can spread up to several inches, nearly 1 foot.

If you want this attractive Hibiscus, plant it soon because the Pink Giant is not hard to take care of or find.

The flower has pink petals and red eyes. 

To encourage the Pink Giant to thrive, ensure that the soil has enough space because the roots are large enough.

Give the variety plenty of full sun as it is another important requirement.

Pink Chiffon

The next variety from the Chiffon series is the Pink Chiffon variety.

It is a full double Hibiscus variety.

The outer petals are bright pink with crimson red streaks from the red center, framing the fluffy petaloids at the center.

It tends to be leggy as they grow 8-12 feet in height and a width of 4-6 feet.

Prune it in time to maintain the shape and bushy feature and prevent legginess.

It thrives when it gets full sun and endures salty soil.

Your garden will look adorable, soothing, and bright from midsummer to late fall.

Red Heart

This variety bears exotic white flowers that give your garden a peaceful, unique, and soothing appearance.

The flower has a typical Hibiscus shape with large tubular-shaped petals. 

The petals are white with a deep red center.

It got its name, Red Heart, because the center is considered the plant’s heart.

The middle portion sometimes also possesses a light purple touch.

People eat these flowers and brew them to make tea with multiple health benefits.

Red Heart is native to zone 5-8 and ideal for colder climates.

They grow 5-8 feet tall and need full sun to thrive.

Russian Violet

Russian Violets are another pink or purple flower with a red center.

The variety has an interesting shape varied from other Hibiscus flowers.

The petals have a little space in between, which allows the petals to grow into a good shape. 

The petals are pink or purple, but sometimes it has a touch of light violet with soft pink.

Ideal for zone 5, Russian Violet is a deciduous shrub that thrives well if it receives full sun.

Silver Memories

The blooms of this variety are 6-8 inches in diameter.

They have silvery white blending well and bleeding into light purple tones and fading to golden yellow at the petal edges, sometimes having hints of pink.

The evergreen smooth leaves with such colorful flowers give a stunning look to your garden. 

This variety doesn’t grow by itself as it’s a graft-only variety.

It’s beautiful, hard to find, and bred by dedicated Hibiscus growers.

The variety blooms repeatedly and grows about 4-6 feet in height.

It is native to zones 9-11.

Give them full sun and plant them in well-drained soil with mildly acidic to neutral soil.

Rock Hibiscus

As the name says, this Hibiscus is seen clinging to rock surfaces and thriving in washes and on the steep hillsides.

The flower is small, bow-shaped, and petals are thin, 1-inch long, with pink, purple, lavender, or white shades. 

The center of the flower is deep red to rust color with short stamens and pinkish-red anthers.

It is a drought-tolerant plant native to zone 9-11 and ideal for making a lovely, small shrub in any desert region.

It needs full sun and blooms in late winter or early spring.

Shanghai Pink

The Shanghai Pink is another distinctive flower with tubular and wide petals and vibrant colors.

The flower is true to its name because the color is pink, like the classic Barbie or bubble gum. Grow Shanghai Pink if you wish to give your garden a bright pink corner.

But make sure the planting site receives full sun. It is ideal for zone 7-10 and will grow 10 feet high.

Silver Charm

The name is a bit deceptive because the flower doesn’t have any silver shades.

Silver Charm has a soft cream color with a tint of yellow or orange.

The flower is fluffy with ruffled petals, thus offering your garden a gentle look.

Along with the flowers, the leaves are also attractive.

The glossy and round leaves with forest green color make a great backdrop for the flowers.

Silver Charm requires full and native to zone 9-11.

Starry Starry Night

These 8-inch flowers are a great contrast against the deep inky purple or almost black foliage.

The flower has five petals with a pale pink shade and light purple veins, which fade softly with a gradient of light pink to darker pink.

It has a red eye at the center.

The blooms develop in midsummer, and the cycle lasts up to the first frost.

The plant is 4 feet high and wide. It needs full sun for the growth of the dark foliage.

Being hardy to zone 4, apply mulches and use frost cloth in winter for protection.

Southern Belle

This perennial shrub is native to zone 4-9 and, thus, ideal for the colder regions.

It thrives under the full sun and medium to wet soils.

It grows up to 36 inches taller and 24-36 inches wider.

The flower is round and a bit different from the other rounded flowers. 

The flowers are wide and flat, with a mixture of light pink and cream petals and dark purple eyes in the middle.

The blossoms grow up to several inches wide.

Though Southern Belle is cold-hardy, some protection is required in the winter season.

Summer Storm

Another cold-hardy variety native to zones 4-9, Summer Storm, is a herbaceous perennial that produces flowers during the late summer.

The blossoms are large, several inches wide with thin petals.

The overlapping petals give the flower a thick and lovely appearance.

The petals have a soft, pale pink color.

The dark purple color at the center creates an extra depth.

The dark green spaced out leaves give the plant an airy and uncrowded appearance rather than compact.

It is native to zone 5 and grows 3-4 feet tall. It needs full sun to thrive.

Tahitian Flaming Dragon

This perennial shrub grows to only 1-2 feet and is native to zones 7-9.

This flower can thrive in almost any type of garden.

The flowers come in fiery red and vibrant oranges with ruffled petal edges.

It looks like flames on the plant with dark green leaves.

Sometimes, the flowers are also available in the dark, deep pink with white accents in the middle running with the petals.

The variety is tough and can be grown in any garden.

Only ensure full sun for them.

Tahitian Lavender Mirage

You will love this flower at first sight due to its tricolored petals.

The color combinations are quite different, but mostly, you can see the lavender color.

For example, the petals will have purple or violet colors with peachy edges and a red center.

The flowers come in orange, dark purple, cream, and many more.

They are large enough and bring a tropical aura to your garden.

It grows up to 5-8 feet, is native to zone 5-8, and requires full sun or partial shade to thrive.

Tahitian Star Queen Nebula

Tahitian Star Queen Nebula hibiscus

Another variety from the Tahitian series, this flower will look stunning in your garden of colors.

The flower is over 6-inch wide.

The flower bud will be yellow, but the petals will be soft coral pink with a purple center.

These summer bloomers will make your garden attractive.

It requires full sun and neutral soil to thrive and is native to zones 4-9.

Tahitian Lion Queen

Another Tahitian series, this variety can make your garden colorful and eye-catching.

The blooms are large, around 7-9 inches wide, with ruffled petals at the edges.

The petals have a red color with yellow margins and deep violet eyes. 

The flowers are also available in rose color, mauve, and bright yellow.

This hybrid is an offspring of Bonnie B and Tahitian Solar Fire.

The plant can grow up to 4-6 feet and is native to zone 9-10.

It needs full sun and neutral to little acidic soil.

Texas star

Texas Star, or Scarlet Rosemallow, is a hardy Hibiscus that lives up to its name.

The flower consists of five long and narrow petals, taking the shape of a star. 

The flower is 3-6 inches in diameter, and the plant can reach up to 4-8 feet tall.

The color of the petals is deep crimson that develops under the heat of the summer.

The shiny, palmately divided, deep green leaves are a good contrast against the bright scarlet-red flowers.

The plant grows about 3-6 feet in height and 2-3 feet in width and blooms from midsummer to early fall. It is native to zone 6-13.

Give them full sun to partial shade.

Tsunami

Native to zone 10, Tsunami Hibiscus is a beautiful coral-colored flower with a pink center.

The flowers have ruffled and wrinkled petals and are large and thick.

Due to the wrinkled texture, the flower may seem old enough, but that’s its nature.

The blooms are 8 inches wide.

They will also have red, orange, and pink, thus bringing sunset colors to your boring garden.

They reach about 2-4 feet and require full sun to thrive.

Tricolor

This lovely tropical Hibiscus bears ornamental, daring red round blooms with deep red eyes and creamy yellow anthers at the branch ends.

Besides flowers, the leaves add extra beauty to the plant.

The leaves are variegated with white, green, and pink shades.

The tip of the glossy leaves doesn’t lose color even in the winter.

The plant will bloom from midsummer to early fall and reaches 2-3 feet in height and width.

Vintage Wine

From the black flower buds over the stems of the dark green heart-shaped foliage comes out the scarlet round blooms called Vintage Wine.

Vintage wine Hibiscus is considered an improved version of Lord Baltimore and hardy to zone 4.

The plant reaches about 4 feet in height and 4-5 feet in width after maturity.

The 8-inch flowers are round in shape with overlapping petals and messy texture.

The red color deepens more due to the dark red eye at the center.

White Chiffon

Coming to the end of the selection, White Chiffon belongs to the Chiffon series and is ideal for zones 5-9.

The flowers are pure, snow-white, with no other color to mess up the beauty.

The blooms are large, with overlapping petals and slight wrinkles at the edges.

Many people find similarities with Cotton Rose, but White Chiffon is snow white and larger than the Cotton Rose. Besides, Cotton Rose has a light touch of baby pink.

It can grow about 12 feet in height and thrives under full sun.

Voodoo Magic

This herbaceous perennial produces bright showy blossoms, thus giving your garden an attractive look.

The petals of the flowers are rough and thick, as if made of leather or thick fabric.

They fold as they move forward to the center. 

The flowers are mesmerizing, thus making the variety distinctive from the other Hibiscus varieties.

It comes in a wide range of colors, from orange to blue to yellow.

The center of the flower is red.

Voodoo Magic grows 4-8 feet tall and is native to zone 9-11.

Give them full sun to help them thrive.

It needs full sun, rich soil, and decent pruning to thrive and grow blooms.

Bonus: Bold and Sassy

Since we are at the end of the colorful Hibiscus collection, you might want to know about a rare variety than Black Rainbow and Misty Pink, Bold, and Sassy.

As the name suggests, this big, bold, hardy Hibiscus variety is not a typical hardy like the others. 

Bold and Sassy varieties are difficult to propagate, so they are rare to find.

But once you find it, you will love it.

The flower is big enough and comes in stunning pastel colors, like white or pink, with a red center and yellow edges.

These annuals grow up to 2-4 tall and are ideal for zones 9-11.

The petals of this flower are similar to a flamenco dancer.

Plant them in a location where the soil is slightly acidic, and the spots receive full to partial sun.


Reference: WikipediaASPCALouisiana State University Agricultural CenterAmerican Society for Horticultural ScienceTropical Hibiscus by Texas A&M UniversitySciencedirect.

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