Our flower this month is the Japanese Hanging Hibiscus
These lovely, ornamental flowers are such a treat to see in bloom! Tho’ not a local plant, these have been propagated all over the world and are enjoyed by many.
The blooms are typically red, with a little cream variegation in the petals. They hang about six inches from their stem, with a dainty pink and yellow stamen swinging down even lower. Our plant has just 3 stalks, which is pretty typical. Like a hanging lamp, the stalks arch over the ground and can grow to be over ten feet tall. With the continuous South Texas breeze, these beauties sway away all day and our hummingbirds put in the extra work to get a little sip in the breeze.