DescriptionYou are the Essence of the Essence . . the intoxication of Love .I long to sing your praises . but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart -- Rumi There are several ways to tell the difference between the tropical and hardy perennial varieties. Tropical hibiscus have dark green glossy leaves, sporting 3-4 inch flowers that are either single or double in colours of yellow, orange, pink, or red. Also, tropical hibiscus may have blossoms of salmon, orange, yellow, or peach with double flowers.Hardy perennial Hibiscus have foliage of medium-green with leaves which are heart shaped .Their flowers of white, red, or pink are much larger than those of the tropical Hibiscus.It is believed that there are only five species of Hibiscus that originated from Hawaii. Other species found their origin in Asia and the Pacific islands. Growers began to hybridize these native species with other varieties imported to Hawaii, which produced the huge kaleidoscope of colours and sizes available today . . This is a hardy perennial Red Hibiscus flower Ula Aloalo Hanohano Red Hibiscus Makani Maui HawaiiMaui HawaiiCopyright (C) 2011 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of ihikapalaumaewa, more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes.
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