14 Different Types of Hibiscus

Learn more about the different types of Hibiscus flowers.

Each vary in size, shape, and color (pink, white, red, yellow), as we shall now see:

Confederate Rose Hibiscus

Confederate Rose Hibiscus (Hibiscus mutabilis) has one of the largest blooms of any hardy perennial; it can be up to one foot in diameter!

This plant thrives in rich, wet soil where the flower also gets access to full sun, although it also does well by patient gardeners who can only provide more moderate shade and poorer soils

This flower blooms lush pink petals that have a ruffled look.

It’s not a type of rose, despite the name, the Confederate Rose is actually a hibiscus flower.

Confederate Rose Hibiscus Flower

Fringed Hibiscus

Fringed Hibiscus (or Hibiscus schizopetalus) has a unique look; pendant blooms that hang from thin, arching stems rather than upright or outward-facing blossoms.

This evergreen perennial is cultivated in ornamental borders and hedge plantings in the tropics.

Fringed Hibiscus

Marina Hibiscus

The violet-blue flowers of the Marina hibiscus have a dark purple center and a white stamen that pops out the middle.

The flower grows to about 4 inches wide.

Marina Hibiscus

Oiseau Bleu Hibiscus

It is medium in size, only growing to around 8cm in width, and an upright deciduous shrub with dark green leaves that are lobed.

It blossoms in the late summer and early fall, where you can expect single, lavedner-blue flowers with a maroon center.

Oiseau Bleu Hibiscus

Simple Pleasures Hibiscus

This type of hibiscus possesses 9-10-inch blooms and a deep red center that turns into into pink, and then again into yellow as you get toward the tip.

Palm Springs Hibiscus

Here’s a variety of tropical hibiscus that has captivating flowers.

The flowers are usually six to eight inches in size. At the center, the flower is orange while the outer petal is yellow.

Bedazzled Hibiscus

A double hibiscus with a ruffled-skirt look.

The flowers grow to about six to eight inches wide and are a deep orange blend.

Aphrodite Hibiscus

Aphrodite is a tropical hibiscus with fuchsia-colored flowers.

These will grow to around 9 inches in diameter.

Lord Baltimore Hibiscus

Lord Baltimore possesses bright red flowers that are up to ten inches in diameter.

Blue River II Hibiscus

Blue River II is a variety of hibiscus with pure white flowers that typically grow to around 6-10 inches in diameter.

Kopper King Hibiscus

Kopper King is another hardy type of hibiscus (also a perennial flower). It produces blooms that are at least 12 inches wide.

The center of the flower is bright pink but becomes a mixture of white and pink closer to the edge.

Scarlet Rose Mallow Hibiscus

This hibiscus plant grows sets of three to seven red petals spaced like a pinwheel.

The flower is about six to eight inches wide.

Panama Red (Hibiscus acetosella)

Hibiscus acetosella ‘Panama Red‘ (Red-Leaf Hibiscus) is a fast-growing dense tropical herbaceous perennial, grown for its stunningly red flowers.

Panama Red (Hibiscus acetosella)

Hibiscus syriacus Pink Chiffon® (Rose of Sharon)

These types of hibiscus have delicate pink, semi-double flowers.

This hibiscus also goes by the name ;the Rose of Sharon or Pink Chiffon®;. They are also one of the most popular flower names that start with P.

Hibiscus syriacus Pink Chiffon® (Rose of Sharon)

How Do I Know Which Kind Of Hibiscus I Have?

To know which variety of hibiscus you have, check the following: Does your hibiscus have glossy deep green leaves? 3-6″ flowers? Are the flowers red, pink, orange, or yellow? Are they double or single flowers? If you answered yes to the questions then you more than likely have a tropical hibiscus.

How Many Varieties Of Hibiscus Are There?

There are 200 different species of Hibiscus plants; all of which do best in tropical climates. These plants produce trumpet-shaped flowers.

What Kind Of Hibiscus Is A Perennial?

The most popular perennial Hibiscus is the Rose Mallow, which produces some of the largest flowers of all perennials.

Rose Mallow does best in places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even Florida.