Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae.
Hibiscus comes from the Mallow Family – Malvaceae – of which several hundred species make up this diverse group of plants found throughout the world. What a difference a week can make. In the spring, the flowers start to pop on the Hibiscus trees. It is truly a beautiful sight to see thousands of tropical plants with red, pinks, oranges, and yellows all starting to bust out to show off their colorful flowers. Malaysia calls Hibiscus rosa-sinensis its national flower.