18 Most Beautiful Types of Hibiscus Plants

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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Do you love colorful flowers? Check out the most amazing Types of Hibiscus Plants that you can grow in your garden for a vivid display of blooms!

Hibiscus or Gudhal, as it is popularly called in India, is one of the easiest to grow plants for the Indian climate. Let’s have a look at the most gorgeous Types of Hibiscus Plants to grow!

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Types of Hibiscus Plants

1. Aphrodite

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Aphrodite’

The light pink color of the flower makes this hibiscus stand out from the rest. It is a somewhat compact variety that typically grows around 8-12inches tall.

2. Blue River II

Botanical Name: Hibiscus x moscheutos ‘Blue River’

Blue River II is a vigorous, woody hibiscus that features five-petaled, white flowers. The flower has a short life span and does not last for more than a day.

3. Lord Baltimore

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’

This hardy hibiscus showcases red blooms with large petals slightly overlapping each other. The flowers have ruffled edges and bloom only for a single day.

4. Kopper King

Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Kopper King’

The copper king cultivar flowers exhibit funnel-like flowers. Its blooms are light pink along with contrasting red veins and a dark red eye.

5. Berry Awesome

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Berry Awesome’

Berry awesome features ruffled, pink-lavender flowers, with deep crimson eyes and white anthers. The plant blooms from mid-summer to early fall.

6. Cranberry Crush


Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Cranberry Crush’

The plant has scarlet red flowers with overlapping petals. These vivacious blooms set an ideal backdrop against the maple-like green foliage.

7. Luna Pink Swirl

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Pink Swirl’

Luna pink swirl hibiscus blooms pale pink flowers with burgundy eyes. It is a hardy perennial plant that grows up to 5-7 feet tall, bearing 6-8 inches wide flowers.

8. Mars Madness

Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Mars Madness’

Repeatedly blooming from summer to fall, the mars madness produces showy, dark magenta flowers. Its olive-green leaves are reminiscent of maple leaves in shape.

9. Midnight Marvel

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel’

Midnight Marvel Hibiscus is popular for its rich red flowers that bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Its glossy lobed and green leaves appear in spring that turns deep purple later.

10. Flower of an Hour

Botanical Name: Hibiscus trionum

This flower unfurls only for a section of the day. Also known as Venice mallow, the flower of an hour bears pure white blooms with contrasting black ‘eyes.’

11. Hibiscus Tricolor

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Tricolor’

As the name suggests, hibiscus ‘Tricolour’ shows an abundant mix of pink, white and blue flowers along with a contrasting wine-red eye.

12. Secret Heart


Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Secret Heart’

The flowers of the secret heart are in either pink or red shades. Interestingly, during summer, the blooms attain a blue color.

13. Exuberance

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘​Exuberance’

This hibiscus cultivar is a cross between ‘Saffron’ and ‘Fireball’ cultivars. The flower comes in multiple shades of orange, red, yellow, and pink shades.

14. Beach Beauty

Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Beach Beauty’

This hybrid cultivar showcases a stunning blend of yellow, white, and candy pink hues with an alluring red eye. It is a cross between Stolen Kiss and Acapulco Gold.

15. Kenaf

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus cannabinus

Kenaf bears 3-4 inches wide and single, red flowers. This hibiscus variety is famous for its fiber that is used in making many products.

16. Scarlet Rosemellow

Botanical Name: Hibiscus coccineus

It has palm-like lobed leaves with a toothed margin. This herbaceous to semi-woody perennial wildflower produces large, crimson shade blooms that unfurl only for a single day.

17. Black Dragon

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus ‘Black Dragon’

This flower is known for its unusual beauty as the petals are flushed in dark purple to burgundy color. Its dark shade sometimes looks almost black from far.

18. Blue Bird

Botanical Name: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

This cultivar earned this name due to its blue-violet petals with a deep violet throat at the center. It blooms abundantly from summer till late fall.

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