This plant is native to the Zanzibar Islands, the United Republic of Tanzania,
which is located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It can grow 3 m in height.
Coral hibiscus is the line of old type Hibiscus, and appears delicate but it is a very robust species.
From June, the flower, which looks an art work, blooms at the tip of the long pendant stem.
The petals are laciniate and bend backwords far, and the flower looks spherical.
The base of its petals is red and from its middle part a white color is added and it looks tie-dyed.
Its stamen is red and cylindrical and projects from the flower, and sticks out pistil which is divided into 5.
This appearance comapred to Furin (wind chime) with a tanzaku (strip of paper); it was named,
Furin-bussoge in Japanese. It blooms for one day, but continuously blooms one after another.
| Classification || Malvaceae Hibiscus |
| Scientific name || Hibiscus schizopetalus |
| Japanese name || Furin-bussoge |
| English name || Coral Hibiscus |
| Native locality || Zanzibar Islands |
Ecological description || Non-hardy evergreen shrub|
| RDB || --- |
| Planting place || Sun Gallery |