KL Hibiscus Garden

Sunday, April 12, 2009

On 28 July 1960, the Malaysian government proclaimed 'Bunga Raya' or Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis (also known as the Queen of Tropical Flowers) as the National Flower of Malaysia. The Genus Hibiscus belongs to the cotton family of Malvaceae and consists of about 300 species.



Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis is well known and commonly grown as hedges fencing in many houses here. The plant is non-seasonal, flowers throughout the year and easily grown. The flower has beautiful wide petals. Symbolically, the colour red represents courage.

These pictures were taken at the Kuala Lumpur Hibiscus Garden, which was officially opened on 16 October 1989 by Tun Dr Siti Hasmah binti Haji Mohd Ali, the former First Lady. The garden opens everyday from from 9.00am to 6.00pm. On weekdays admission is free while on weekends and public holidays visitor needs to pay only RM1 to enter.




The Hibiscus Garden is a beautiful garden where visitors can find numerous varieties of yellow, white, pink and orange hibiscus flowers.





There are mini hibiscus too...




Hibiscus is easy to care for, needing only light and warmth, and of course water. For more care details, click here. Plant one today :-)

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7 comments

  1. Never know, hibiscus come in all sort of shapes ... The round ones look very different.... cheers! ~ bangchik

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  2. It is amazing how hibiscus transforms into so many varieties; all sort of colors and shapes. There are even double or triple layers of hibiscus flowers. For me, I like the weeping hibiscus, awesome!

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  3. Hi. I recognize many of the plants on your blog. I live in Bermuda. Your Hibiscus flowers are beautiful.

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  4. Hi Bangchik, Blossom, Yes I know! I was amazed by the varieties also.

    Hi Prospero, TQ but I am sure the hibiscus flowers in Bermuda are beautiful also.

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  5. The hibiscus is beautiful? Is the flower edible as well? Stephanie, I added your fabulous blog to my blogroll!

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  6. Thanks Avis! I am honoured :-) I believe they are edible but I have not eaten any before. Also, some species have medicinal properties.

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  7. I didn't know that there were so many colors, shapes & sizes of Hibiscus either. Beautiful!

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