When one thinks of fragrance and beauty together then hibiscus flowers are the best option to go for. The exotic collection of the red blossoms allures all and is one of the favorites of the woman along with the rose.
But Hibiscus flowers don’t only come in red color. It is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and come in different shapes, colors and sizes. Even the hibiscus silk flowers are very much popular today. It is like capturing the essence of brightness and beauty together.
Types of Hibiscus Flowers
There are different types of hibiscus flowers around. Some of the most famous of them are:
- Tropical Hibiscus Flowers
- Red Hibiscus Flowers
- Hawaiian Hibiscus Flowers
- Pink Hibiscus Flowers
- Dried Hibiscus Flowers
These Hibiscus flowers are a variety in itself. Some of these flowers have single petals while others are double or crested, and some do not open fully. The sizes of these flowers vary from the smallest to 10-12 inches.
Each species of the Hibiscus flowers have their own individuality. The colors and the combinations of these flowers are completely fabulous and make spectacular flower arrangements. These Hibiscus flowers even have lovely romantic names like Sun Showers, Midnight Blue, Silver Shadow and Sunny Moon to name a few.
Hibiscus Flower Significance
Other than being a beautiful hair accessory for woman, Hibiscus flowers are also very popular for flower decorations and flower arrangements. In some countries the Hibiscus flower is also called “shoe flower”. This is because they can be used as black shoe polish.
Hibiscus flowers also have some qualities like shampooing the hair with this flower helps prevent dandruff and stimulate hair growth. One can find many branded cosmetic products having the Hibiscus flower extract. It is also believed that the flower has certain anti-bacterial properties and can also correct liver and stomach aliments. There is a high content of Vitamin C in the Hibiscus flowers and helps in preventing colds and chest congestion
Hibiscus flowers are also a source of major consumption in the form of Hibiscus tea. The tea was invented by the Arabs and is called ‘karkady’. This is highly popular among Americans.
Also, several table recipes like salads use Hibiscus flowers. One of the very tempting cocktails is the Hibiscus Margarita along with the Hibiscus wines also.
Hibiscus flower is one of the rich, beautiful, and alluring flowers of all. It is the national flower of Malaysia and state flower of Hawaii.