Common name: Gurhal गुढ़ल,Juba ,kusum athonba, Chemparati, Jaswand, Dosni Phool दोस्णि फुल China Rose, hibiscus, rose of China,rose-mallow.
Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, commonly called hibiscus, is a frost tender evergreen that is probably native to tropical Asia.This large shrub or small tree grows to 15 ,feet high. The toothed leaves are arranged alternately and vary a lot, but tend to be large, dark green, and shiny. This plant has a coarse texture and may be upright or broad and spreading. It is often many-stemmed.
Flowers are glorious and huge at their best up to 6″ in diameter and occur in many colors. Most are flared and have a bell shape and may be single or double, smooth or scalloped. They have a long central tube with stamens and pistils at the tip.
Plants feature glabrous, toothed, shiny green leaves (to 6 inch) and large, funnel-like flowers (to 4-8 inch diameter) with stamens in a showy central tube.
Plants grown outdoors year round typically rise to 10-12 feet tall, and plants grown in containers that are overwintered indoors are typically trimmed to 5-6 feet tall.
Outdoor plants will flower throughout the year. typically flower from spring to late summer. Flowers last for only one day.
Best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun/Semi-Shade and protected from strong winds.