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Hibiscus (China Rose, Shoeblackplant, Chinese Hibiscus, Mediterranean Hibiscus, Shoe Flower)

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  • Common Name: Hibiscus (China Rose, Shoeblackplant, Chinese Hibiscus, Mediterranean Hibiscus, Shoe Flower)
  • Latin Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
  • Family Name: Malvaceae
Tortoises enjoy the flowers of this Hibiscus, and often the leaves too (although the leaves of this plant are more leathery than those of its close relative, Hibiscus syiracus).  The flowers can be found in a wide variety of colours, from white through to pinks, oranges and reds, lemon and blue. 
See also Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon).
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