Happy Hibiscus

I had a lazy morning yesterday. As I sat on the couch, I saw that the hibiscus had a flower ready to open. I have always wanted to do a time lapse one one of those.

I strapped my phone to a broomstick to get it pointed correctly. Unfortunately, that meant a video in portrait orientation. I’m almost always a landscape guy… Oh well. It turned out pretty good. I think it ran for at least 45 minutes.

I also took a picture of the flower later in the day. It got nice and big, and it lightened up a little. It’s so pretty. I love my hibiscus.

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4 Responses to Happy Hibiscus

  1. Lauren says:

    That was glorious! How cool that you time-lapsed it – it opened so quickly! I never would have guessed that it would be open in an hour. So, so cool! God is amazing.

  2. Kristi says:

    I love, love, love hibiscus!!! Is that an orange flower? I’m accustomed to seeing pink and red ones.

    • Brad says:

      Yes, it’s orange. I did get it for the color, but also for the size. This has the biggest flowers I could find. As the plant matures, the flowers are supposed to get as big as 11″ across. Woo! I’m excited to see that!

  3. L. T. says:

    Plus did you know…. All parts of Hibiscus sabdariffa are edible: calyxes, leaves, and flowers. The calyxes are the ingredient used to make Hibiscus tea, a tangy Vitamin C-rich delight. They’re also used to make sauces, jams, and other treats. The large green leaves pack a tangy punch and can also be used to make tea.Feb 4, 2019
    Tyrant Farms › hibiscus-a-tasty-addi…
    Hibiscus: A Tasty Addition to Your Edible Landscape or Garden – Tyrant Farms

    I would check the subspecies to be sure. I wonder if they would make pretty wedding cake decorations and if they stay open and hold up well.

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