14 Different Types of Hibiscus

Learn more about Hibiscus flowers. Each a different size, shape, and color (pink, white, red, yellow). These are the different types of hibiscus:

Confederate Rose Hibiscus

Confederate Rose Hibiscus Flower

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.

Fringed Hibiscus

Fringed Hibiscus

This type of Hibiscus has a unique look due to its lacy petals are that dangle from vine-like stems.

Marina 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.

Oiseau Bleu Hibiscus

Oiseau Bleu Hibiscus

The Oiseau Bleu hibiscus has lavender-blue petals with purple-red streaks.

Simple Pleasures Hibiscus

 This variety of hibiscus has nine to ten-inch blooms. Simple Pleasures has a bright red center that turns to pink then yellow as you get to 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

Like all the above mention varieties of hibiscus plants, this is also a tropical hibiscus (see hardy hibiscus plants below). It has fuchsia-colored flowers that grow to about nine inches wide.

Lord Baltimore Hibiscus

Lord Baltimore is a hardy hibiscus (like all the types of hibiscus below). It has bright red flowers that are ten inches wide.

Blue River II Hibiscus

Blue River II is a variation of hibiscus that has pure white flowers that grow between six to ten inches wide.

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)

Panama Red (Hibiscus acetosella)

Fast growing, Hibiscus acetosella ‘Panama Red‘ (Red-Leaf Hibiscus) is a compact, tropical herbaceous perennial, primarily grown for its remarkably beautiful and vibrant red flowers.

Hibiscus syriacus Pink Chiffon® (Rose of Sharon)

Hibiscus syriacus Pink Chiffon® (Rose of Sharon)

These types of hibiscus have large, soft pink, semi-double flowers. It’s also known as the Rose of Sharon or Pink Chiffon®. They are also one of the most popular flower names that start with P.

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?

200 species! Hibiscus plants grow best in tropical climates. They have large trumpet-shaped flowers and belong to the mallow family. There are about 200 species of hibiscus.

What Kind Of Hibiscus Is A Perennial?

The most popular perennial Hibiscus is the Rose Mallow. Rose Mallow thrives in areas like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and even Florida. Rose Mallow produces some of the largest flowers of any perennials.