Red hibiscus rosa flowers
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Hibiscus rosa sinensis

This plant is Barranquilla´s symbolic flower, yet it does not originate from the Americas. It is a classic for the tropics and now comes in an incredible variety of colors, most of which are not available in Colombia. Shown below are the colors I have seen to date. Hibiscus do well from the coast of Barranquilla to the mountains of Bogotá. However on the Caribbean coast they are not that plentiful and appear to be susceptible to disease or pest. Photographed in Barranquilla.

Bright red hibiscus rosa sinensis flower in sunlight
White and red hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Rose color hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Light orange with red center hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Red hibiscus flower in shade
Yellow hibiscus flower in sunlight
Bright red and orange hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Orange hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Pink hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Orange flower with a pink center of a hibiscus rosa sinensis
Pink and pale pink flower of a hibiscus rosa sinensis
Fuchsia Hibiscus rosa sinensis
Yellow hibiscus rosa sinensis flower with orange center
Multi-color hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Yellow flower with red and pink center of a hibiscus rosa sinensis
Light yellow hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Red and bright orange hibiscus rosa sinensis flower
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis with light yellow center
Bright orange Hibiscus rosa sinensis
Yellow Hibiscus rosa sinensis with red center
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