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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'

There are 2 flowers in this picture

Scientific name: Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Uncertain

Category: Evergreen free flowering shrub
Photo Taken at: The Ditch Garden in my neighbourhood
More pictures here.

It looks similar to those of labeled as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio' by western growers.

The flowers are semi-pendulous and petals semi-fringed. It looks like a 2-in-1 flower with single (bottom) and double (top) flower petal arrangements.


  1. This is thought to be an intermediate form of H. schizopetalus that is linked to H. rosa-sinensis. It is an intermediate form that looks like a cross between Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Hibiscus schizopetalus. The origin of this species is uncertain. Burkill, the English botanist says that it is a result of hybridisation between H. rosa-sinensis and H. schizopetalus. Another theory says that it is an extreme form of the ancient H. rosa-sinensis. (Reference:  Dr. Francis Ng's book "Tropical Horticulture and Gardening").
  2. 1001 Garden Plants in Singapore (2nd edition).

This is my entry for Today's Flowers # 134, a meme which opens every Sunday, 2pm GMT. My grateful thanks to Today's Flowers team members; Luiz Santili Jr, Denise in Virginia, Laerte Pupo and Sandy Carlson. To participate and view other gorgeous flowers around the world, click here


  1. So pretty! I've never seen such Pagoda Hibiscus here.

  2. What a great shot of a very beautiful Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'.
    I have never seen any Hibiscus Pagoda in one of Toronto's garden centers.
    Thank you for sharing,

  3. Those are beautiful blooms!

    My Flower post, have a blessed Sunday!

  4. Goodness, double trouble in one!

  5. Nunca vi este hibisco diferente aqui. Linda foto!


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