Friday, May 7, 2010


Hibiscus, or locally known as “bunga raya” is Malaysia’s national flower (the one with the 5 red petals). This pretty tropical plant is planted everywhere here in my country. We can see hibiscus in almost every household. It’s very easy to plant hibiscus in our tropical climate and the varieties of hibiscus are endless. What we always did was exchanging different type of hibiscus among the neighbours so that we can enjoy the varieties :) My family and I went for a vacation last April to Kuching, Sarawak and to our surprise we managed to visit a garden at the museum.. We took a stroll and came to realize that it was a hibiscus garden!! Just when I thought my mother plant endless varieties of hibiscus in our garden, this garden is even better!! It has hibiscus of many kinds. Even the one that I never thought even exist!! I’m in awe with the garden, I really do..Beautiful landscape, unique flowers with vibrant colours, it’s a must visit place when you are in Kuching!
Hibiscus garden

2 flowers in one? Awesome!

Multi layered hibiscus
I never seen this in my life!

Cool pink!
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  1. What an amazing garden. Beautiful variety of species and colors, never seen these double ones before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your hibiscus photos are incredibly beautiful! I once went to an hibiscus garden when I visited Hawaii and I was in awe of all the different varieties. The one you mentioned that you had never seen it before. I haven't either, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

  3. Hibiscus are my favourite flowers too. I especially like your 5th picture which has a very unique pink colour and is the Rosa-sinensis double petal hybrid. The 2-in-1 you mention is actually another species of hibiscus, i.e. Hibiscus schizopetalus (coral hibiscus. Some people also call it Chinese lanterns or Japanese lanterns. Your pictures are lovely.

  4. do u know what i did with the hibiscus in my childhood?I painted my faces...hahahha
    never i forgot

  5. awesome hibiscus! Happy Mother's day!

  6. wow beautiful hibiscus you got flowers too! got some kind of these in our garden but not so lovely as this!