Native Hibiscus Species
Hibiscus schizopetalus is one of the original hibiscus species that were used in Hawaii and elsewhere to create the ancestors of today's modern hybrids. The name means "split petals," due to the unusual, lacy blooms that this hibiscus makes. The bush is tall, graceful, and blooms abundantly. All of the original hibiscus species are strong healthy plants that grow well with minimal care in suitable environments.