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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hibiscus syriacus - Single Flower Variety

This is the National Flower of South Korea
Korean name : mugunghwa (Hangul: 무궁화; Hanja: 無窮花).
The flower's symbolic significance stems from the Korean word mugung, which means "immortality".*
*Source: Wikipedia, link is here.

Scientific name: Hibiscus syriacus
 Common name: Rose of Sharon, Korean Hibiscus, Rose of Althea
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: East Asia
Category: Evergreen free flowering shrub
Photographs taken at The Secret Garden of 1-Utama

This is a deciduous temperate hibiscus. It can be grown under our Malaysian climate but here it is slow-growing, reaching a height of 4.5m high with a spread of 1.2-2.4m. Grow in partial sun in slightly acidic, well-drained soul. Water regularly. Do not let soil dry out. 

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  1. This is a beautiful photograph. Such a pretty color!

  2. lovely; didn't know it was ROK natl flower.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Nice one.

    Please come to my Homepage for my H, hope to see you.

  4. Wow I didn't know Hibiscus is the national flower of S. Korean, thanks for the info!
    ABC Wednesday-H

  5. Hibiscus is quite possibly my favorite flower. This is a stunning shot.

  6. Gorgeous! I almost posted a similar pink hibiscus. Very beautiful--thanks for making my day!


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