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Colorful Hibiscus Flowers

Updated on September 14, 2014

Hibiscus Flowers come in many Beautiful Colors

I love Hibiscus flowers. They come in so many bright and cheerful colors!

When we were in Florida this past year I became obsessed with photographing Hibiscus flowers. I'd photograph them after a rain shower, in the morning, and in the evening. I would have my husband pull off the road to photograph a variety of hibiscus that I had not seen before. It was great fun seeing how many different photographs I could capture.

In all I took several hundred photos...and although I promise not to share them all in this lens :) ...I will share some of my favorites.

photos by mbgphoto

Beautiful Double Orange Hibiscus

I love the bright peach color of this double Hibiscus.

This beautiful hibiscus was blooming outside our condo in Florida in March. It must be wonderful to live where these beautiful flowers thrive all year long.

Interesting Information on the Hibiscus Flower

Hibisucus State Flower

In researching the Hibiscus plant I found that it is the state flower of Hawaii and the national flower of Malaysia. The Hibiscus plant is one of the most popular and widely planted shrubs in the tropics. Most of the flowers only last one day, although some varieties might last for 2-3 days. Hibiscus plants love warm temperatures and thrive in tropical and subtropical regions. I found them to be abundant in southern Florida. The place where we were staying had hibiscus bushes surrounding the entire comples. There were red, peach, pink and yellow flowers. Very beautiful!

Bright Yellow Hibiscus - on Jupiter Island

These beautiful Hibiscus were growing right along the street on Jupiter Island. I had my husband pull off the road so that I could take this photo.

Hot Pink Hibiscus - Growing by side of Road

I photographed this beautiful hibiscus on Jupiter Island, Florida.

Double Pink Hibiscus

I found this pretty double Hibiscus blooming right below the window at the condo where we were staying.

Hot Pink Hibiscus

This is one of my favorite shots. I love the way the Hibiscus seems to be raising it's petals to the sun.

Beautiful Hibiscus flowers adorn these products.

29" Artificial Hibiscus Hanging Flower Bushes, with No Pot, (Pack of 2)
29" Artificial Hibiscus Hanging Flower Bushes, with No Pot, (Pack of 2)

If you live in a northern climate, here is a way to enjoy the beautiful hibiscus flower all year long.

Ibis & Orchid Hummingbird & Hibiscus Night Light #50003
Ibis & Orchid Hummingbird & Hibiscus Night Light #50003

I love this beautiful hibiscus night light.


Pale Yellow Flower

I thought this variety was a little unusual. I was able to capture the photo right after a shower when the petals were still covered with drops of rain

Beautiful Hibiscus Video - Beautiful flowers, beautiful music

Enjoy Hibiscus in the Midwest

Hibiscus in the Midwest

This pretty pink hibiscus was taken by my neighbors mailbox in Missouri. Although hibiscus are a tropical flower they can do quite well during the summer months in the midwest.

Single Peach Hibiscus

This flower is a pretty shade of orange.

White Hibiscus

I love the way this white Hibiscus looks against the dark foliage. I came back to photograph this in the early evening to get just the right light for the photo.

Books on Hibiscus Plants

Here are a couple of books on the Hibiscus plants.

What is your Favorite flower?

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      AtlantaGeorgia LM 3 years ago

      These flowers are beautiful and your pictures bring them alive! I do love hibiscus flowers, especially the single peach hibiscus.

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      KyraB 3 years ago

      There are so many choices but I do really love sunflowers and poppies! The photos of the flowers you have here are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing them I really enjoyed seeing them all. =)

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Sunflower is my favorite, but that pale yellow hibiscus is a beauty!

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      GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      Nice and moved over to the Weekend Gardeners page on FB! Come join us there if you like!

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Whatever is blooming at the time! : ) I didn't know there were so many colors of the hibiscus. I do enjoy hibiscus tea.

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      nonya222 4 years ago

      Fantastic photos! I love the hibiscus and azaleas, both so delicate and a touch exotic.

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      VioletteRose LM 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens with so many pretty pictures!

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      I love the hibiscus, too. It reminds me of our trip to Hawaii a few years back. Love your photos. My favorite is the white one :)

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      I love hibiscus. It's such a beautiful flower, especially the red ones.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Hibiscus are a very popular shrub in my part of the country everyone seems to have at least one in their yard.

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Hibiscus spells tropic! Such stunners they are even though the flowers are short-lived! I love to collect hibiscus plants.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      The pale yellow one with the red center is awesome!

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      Jemjoseph 4 years ago

      Of all the various types of Hibiscuses I think I love the double orange/peach Hibiscus the most but there are some single two-toned hibiscus species that are very attractive.

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      trishafly 5 years ago

      I'd be hard pressed to pick just one. But the hibiscus is on my short list, along with lilies, morning glories, glads, and, well ... just too many to name. I've been enchanted with the hibiscus since the first one I ever saw, a white growing in my grandmother's yard. Your photos are just lovely; I'm so glad you decided to share them on Squidoo.

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      Rosanna Grace 5 years ago

      Hibiscus flowers are up there in my top 10. Its hard for me to pick a fave though! :) Love those images and your information too!

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      Aunt-Mollie 5 years ago

      These are glorious flowers and your pictures are stunning.

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      Pat Goltz 5 years ago

      Hibiscus is definitely on the short list. I also like gardenias because they smell nice. And I like certain cactus flowers.

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      Laura Hofman 5 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Gorgeous photos on your lens! I adore hibiscus as well...fell in love with them originally on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are so beautiful and tropical looking.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I found a new hibiscus here on the Florida Gulf Coast...the weeping hibiscus tree. Have you seen them? They are lovely.

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      I love photographing Hibiscus Flowers. Each and everyone is unique and different. I did some macro photo's and that a lone was amazing. Beautiful Photography!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The hibiscus is such a beautiful flower. I didn't know that some are able to provide a double bloom. Your photos are lovely.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I love red and ping hibiscus, it really is a beautiful flower, and your pictures are great. i also like the t-shirt

      Great lens.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      You found some beauties! They look marvelous on your Zazzle gift items.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      Hibiscus flowers look really beautiful! white hibiscus is my favorite. *blessed*

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      So pretty, I am going to feature this lens on Hip Hop Hibiscus

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Your pictures are just beautiful. I grew Hibiscus flowers in upstate NY and they were really a site to see.I enjoyed your lens.I love all flowers.

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      Debbie-Dunn 5 years ago

      All those flowers and the video were beautiful. it' shard to pick a favorite. Thanks for your hard work on putting together this incredibly beautiful lense.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Coming from Hawaii I am a bit particle to hibiscus. You have created a lovely hibiscus lens. I love your photos. I think I love the double orange hibiscus the best. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Home & Garden » Gardening » Exotic Plants" neighborhood. In fact, you are the 1st lens to be featured in this category. Whoohoo!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Coming from Hawaii I am a bit particle to hibiscus. You have created a lovely hibiscus lens. I love your photos. I think I love the double orange hibiscus the best. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Home & Garden » Gardening » Exotic Plants" neighborhood. In fact, you are the 1st lens to be featured in this category. Whoohoo!

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      kindoak 6 years ago

      Love them. Used to have a bunch in our garden in South America. Now living in Sweden so too cold here for them.

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      Auntie-M LM 6 years ago

      I do love roses, but these are so very lovely! The colors are breathtaking.

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      Rob Hemphill 6 years ago from Ireland

      Such an elegant flower. Don't you find that flower beauty creates an inner beauty? I really love to photograph flowers close-up, and see those flower parts that the naked eye usually misses. Happy Easter!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Yes, I too love hibiscus!

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      Adele Jeunette 6 years ago

      I like hibiscus because they will actually grow in Colorado--and we rarely see anything tropicl-looking here.

      Nice photos!

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      MelonyVaughan 6 years ago

      I love all of them! They really are beautiful and cheerful flowers and quite easy to grow as well. Great lens!

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      jaredsgirl 6 years ago

      I love the orange hibiscus. It's so gorgeous! And your lens is amazing. Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      cajkovska lm 6 years ago

      I love hibiscus too, but in my country we must keep them inside through the winter!

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      Leah J. Hileman 6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Favorite flower is daffodils, but now I live in Florida and see a lovely red Hibiscus every time I walk out to my car. Lovely photos!

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      Joan Haines 6 years ago

      I don't have a favorite type, but I tend to be drawn to flowers that are just a tiny bit past their peak, as they are just beginning to fade.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      I love hibiscus flowers, I also have one on my small balcony, but I must confess that my favourite flower is orchid!

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      Gayle 6 years ago from McLaughlin

      Hibiscus is my favorite flower. I always get one for mother's day. I received a beautiful hibiscus plant when my mom died and managed to keep it alive for almost 10 years.

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've grown to love the colors of hibiscus too. Lovely lens.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      These are beautiful flowers!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      This one is right up there, I love them! I used to have them growing in my yard.

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      I love hibuscus but unfortunately, the flower does not like my garden that much. I have made 2 attempts to grow these lovelies but both times failed.

      Thanks for a lovely lens.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very attractive photos. i love hibiscus. ~blessed~

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      It's a lovely flower but I had no idea it came in so many gorgeous shades!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      My husband even like Hibiscus and he's not a flowery kinda guy. They are beautiful.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers. The first one I gre was the gorgeous yellow and then the peach and several more after that. Now I have a beautiful Australisn Native one which is much smaller and very dainty. Featured this on Save Planet Earth

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What amazing beauty you have captured and shared. I think the yellow that you discovered along the side of the road is my favorite but my mouth actually watered when I first saw the double peach. You are a wonderful artist!

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      poutine 7 years ago

      They are such beautiful flowers.

      No wonder you want to photograph them all the time.

      Lensrolling to:

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      poutine 7 years ago

      They are such beautiful flowers.

      No wonder you want to photograph them all the time.

      Lensrolling to:

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      I love all flowers, but I do like wearing gardenias in my hair. This is a wonderful lens on hibiscus. I am going to feature it on my Hawaii flowers and plants lens.

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      dlgray 7 years ago

      Hibiscus are my FAVE flowers....Your double Peach is Out of this World Gorgeous. Thanks so much for adding my Red Hibiscus Ipad Case to your wonderful lens! I have faved and lensrolled and wish you the best!!! Diana

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      CruiseReady 7 years ago from East Central Florida

      hmmm... I'm not sure I actually have a faborite flower... but I am fond of those delicate feather like puffs on Mimosa trees...

      Your potos are wondereful. I need to hop on over to zazzle and join your fan club there1

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      More beautiful flowers for a great lens. How I enjoy your flower photos.

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      I love hibiscus and tried to grow them twice in my garden. Both times, the cold winter killed them. Yet, I do not understand why the neighbor down the street has a big, thriving bush of hibiscus. Great lens.

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago


      I tried to grow the Lord Baltimore Hibiscus once. I just don't have the green thumb that my grandmother had. It died :(

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      missbat 7 years ago

      My mom loves hibiscus flowers. They are so pretty, colorful, and so big!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love Hibiscus and was pleased to see you have a picture of a double pink. I had one that made giant blooms and they were just gorgeous. Such a beautiful lens!

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      lovely lovely hibiscus! we have several in our gardens, but no yellow, which is my favorite color. Until coming here I didn't even know they bloomed yellow.

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      Lorelei Cohen 7 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful images...a pleasure to visit on this chilly fall day :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These are indeed very beautiful! I don't know how I have missed seeing them before. Just gorgeous!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I love the hibuscus. I have one but I want to get more.

      Thanks for sharing


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The peach is my favorite one, beautiful lens!

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      Laura Hofman 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      I love hibiscus too! (and Orchids and Roses) Gorgeous photos here and great info. Hibiscus remind me of the tropics and vacation....ahh-hhh ; ) We need a touch of tropical paradise in the Midwest.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      Great photos as usual. Hibiscus flowers are certainly one of my favorites.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 8 years ago

      Lovely photographs! In our part of the world, the hibiscus plant is esteemed both for the beauty of its flowers and its medicinal properties. The flowers are cooked and consumed while extract of the leaves are mixed with coconut oil for external application - particularly on the scalp, for healthy hair.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I don't have a hubiscus but I keep intending to get one. They are so pretty. My mother has one and it blooms for her every summer.

      Thanks for sharing.


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What beautiful colours! Thanks for the lens.

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      oztoo lm 8 years ago

      Fabulous photo's. Hibiscus are just such a lovely flower. It is hard to choose a favorite. Where I live I find them very hardy, surviving quite severe drought conditions yet still giving me their wonderful flowers.

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      JoyfulPamela2 8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wonderful pictures! The yellow one if my favorite ~ so sunny and cheerful! :D

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      spunkyduckling 8 years ago

      Yes they are beautiful. Only now I've grown to appreciate what my country have to offer. As a kid I thought all flowers and roses were ugly. Not anymore.

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      You know Mary Beth! Where else but in the South perhaps, or elsewhere, can one's hibiscus be blossoming in December with 2 huge red blossoms? Our is and that is a wow.

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      Our high temp today is only going to be 18 degrees. This added some beautiful warmth to my day. The bright yellow are my favorite. Loved this lens.

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      The photos are stunning! I love to garden and wish that I could grow the traditional hibiscus in Minnesota....oh to dream:) 5*!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      What a beautiful lens!

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      blue22d 8 years ago

      Love this lens, and I can see we have many things in common. I believe I like the Double Peach of all. Is their a lavender color? Nicely done...***** and a lensroll to my: best online reference.

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      Laraine Sims 8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      You are so fortunate if you can grow these in your flower gardens. We have to grow ours in the house. I was given one which was supposed to grow in this climate. It survived the winter but .. is just a small yellow/green plant now with no flowers. Any advice?

      5*s for a lovely lens.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I think your shots are every bit as good as the professional ones you added. The flowers are, indeed beautiful. Thanks for sharings.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wow! These are beautiful! I really like the peach one!

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Nice Lens! Your photos & designs are very pretty. I didn't realize the Hibiscus flowers came in that many colors. :)

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Beautiful beautiful pictures. The colors are wonderful.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautifully done!

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      Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Lovely photos. I remember my DH's father used to have a lovely very large hibiscus with red flowers. It seemed like it was a constant battle for him to keep the aphids away.

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      amandascloset0 8 years ago

      Hibiscus are my most favorite flower of all. I have no luck keeping them back through the winter so I end up buying them each spring. Beautiful photos, excellent lens, definitely a favorite! 5 stars!!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      [in reply to The_Party_Animal]

      Thanks for the suggestion. I have added this lens and my Tropical-Butterflies lens to your gardening lens. I have also lensrolled your lens to both of mine !

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      What a beautiful lens - I love this flower - you should add this to my Squidoo Guide to Gardening Lens it would make a great addition. 5 tropical stars from me

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautiful photos! These should sell really well on your CafePress products. Great job.

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      nekoneko 9 years ago

      You're a picture lover too thanks for visiting my lolcats guide to parenting malaysia we call hibiscus bunga raya

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      Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

      I treasure my hibiscus tree - it was a wedding decoration at our garden ceremony almost 7 years ago. We keep it in the house during cold weather, then bring it back outdoors for the summer. Lovely flower photos and lens - you obviously enjoy your camera!

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      Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

      I treasure my hibiscus tree - it was a wedding decoration at our garden ceremony almost 7 years ago. We keep it in the house during cold weather, then bring it back outdoors for the summer. Lovely flower photos and lens - you obviously enjoy your camera!

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      Snozzle 9 years ago

      Such beautiful photos with those vibrant colours. Lovely 5* lens, certainly brightened up this dull day.


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      GrowWear 9 years ago

      Beautiful close-ups of hibiscus! Flowers bring me joy, and this is a page full of joy! :)

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      tandemonimom lm 9 years ago

      These are gorgeous flowers! I love your idea of making a lens to showcase your own photographs! 5*

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      Mortira 9 years ago

      Your pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these flowers!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Some absolutely beautiful pics of the hibiscus -- we have two red ones that frame the entrance of our house. It's amazing how big and sturdy the branches get and how big the blossoms are.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Mine has pinkish-orange flowers. It blooms so pretty. I want (need) to get another one.

      Great lens. I loved the photos.