Hibiscus or rosemallow is a genus of plants with a flower of bright colors. It grows mostly in the tropics, but some species grow in cool climates. Hibiscus often become national/state flowers. For example, the Hawaiian hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii.
There are many types (species) of Hibiscus. The most popular ones in gardens are:
- Hibiscus brackenridgei (Hawaiian hibiscus)
- Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)
- Hibiscus syriacus (garden hibiscus)
Hibiscus trionum is a common weed in gardens and farms.