The Meaning of Hibiscus

Although their meaning will vary on the culture of the beholder, some general symbols often associated with the hibiscus flower are:

1.A perfect wife or woman. Hibiscus is generally considered quite a feminine flower and is usually given to or worn by women.

2.Delicate beauty. In Victorian times, the gift of a hibiscus bloom meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver’s delicate beauty.

3.The fleeting beauty of fame or personal glory. This is a Chinese belief based on the short vase life of most hibiscus varieties and is given to both men and women. 

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, sub tropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are renowned for their large, showy flowers and those species are commonly known simply as “hibiscus”, or less widely known as rose mallow. Other names include hardy hibiscus, rose of sharon, and tropical hibiscus.Hibiscus

 rosa-sinensis is described as having a number of medical uses in Indian Ayurveda.

The large, trumpet-shaped flowers have five or more petals, and come in a range of colors, including white, pink, orange, red, yellow, purple, and multi-hued patterns.Hibiscus blossoms open wide, inviting pollinators from bees to hummingbirds to reach in for a deep drink of nectar.

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