Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tradewinds Breeze Tropical Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Candy Wind'
(hi-BIS-kus) (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis)
Synonyms: Queen of the Tropics

These two members of the Tradewinds Breeze series have been nice to have in the garden this year. ‘Candy Wind’ is just a classic shade of pink and the plants have stayed smaller but do have kind of a desire to be more vertical than some of the other types of Hibiscus. Considered a tender evergreen shrub Hibiscus rosa-sinensis originates from Southern China and is now considered extinct in the wild. Lucky that it has been planted around the world and is staple of tropical landscaping.

This yellow cultivar is ‘Sunny Wind’ and it also has great color. The composition of this photograph is not stellar but I wanted to include since it is part of the Tradewind series.