05 March 2011

White Hibiscus!


I found this beautiful white Hibiscus along our street while looking for another flower. I found the flower I was looking for (the local fragrant Sampaguita) and to my surprise, I discovered this white Hibiscus blending well among the Sampaguita in one of our neighbor's front yard, that at a distance they look like the same plant! What a treat! At the photograph below you will see the small Sampaguita below the Hibiscus:

We call Hibiscus as 'Gumamela' and the common ones I see around our place are colored red, orange, yellow and the combinations of all these colors in one flower but rarely in pure white (I featured a pink one here before). I remembered playing with Gumamelas as a kid and we love mixing our crushed Gumamela petals with water and use the sudsy mixture for our blowing bubbles game. That was quite a fun memory!

Hibiscus bud


Hibiscus slowly unfurling

This morning I went back to visit the Hibiscus but only one flower remained. Maybe because it rained all day and this plant prefers the sunny weather. It is quite rare to have rainy days in March since we are supposed to be having summery weather already. The rainy weather normally is in June!


Hibiscus greeting all the passers-by . . .
And a bonus! Flashy Red Hibiscus beside the white one,
greeting everybody as well!

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18 comments:

Viola said...

Have you seen!! So gorgeous flowers they are!! Stunning!! =)

We have had a nice weather today, and still much snow! But I just love the snow! :))

Best wishes to you and Sweepy and Sumo!! Kisses on the way.. ;)

April said...

What a lovely flower to see on your walk down the street. So beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your street is filled with gorgeous flowers. Great photos of that lovely white hibiscus.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Hi Lui, I've never seen white hibibcus. Just gorgeous. And good for you for following up about the bread yesterday. Hope you find out what happened.

Maia said...

They are so beautiful, what a pity that you didn't take a full window macro of them.
Thanks for the photo Lui, its the first one that meets the requirements,both size and quality.

Lui said...

Thanks for such encouraging words, friends!

Maia, I tried to take a macro shot but I failed to mention that there was a dog without a leash beside the plant as I was taking the picture and I did not want to antagonize him because he was watching me closely. So I took 6 shots and slowly left before the dog gets into a mood!

The Chair Speaks said...

White hibiscus is lovely and not as common as those vibrant colours. Wonder if it has a nice scent?

guild-rez said...

Beautiful and really nice pictures!!
Thank you for sharing.

Lui said...

EJ's Chair, sorry but this one has no scent! Or maybe I was just afraid of the dog guarding it! ;-)

I hope the cats in your house are OK!

Modern Mom said...

Hi Lui! Your white hibiscus is so pretty. I seldom see white around my place anymore.

Thanks for stopping by my entry.

NatureFootstep said...

this white hibiscus is truly gorgeous. A bit different but so nice. I am glad you found it and shared. :)

kanak7 said...

Lovely photos! White hibiscus is seen here but they aren't as common as the ones in your last photo.

Wish it rained here too. Our weather is dry and dusty now.

Arija said...

The hibiscus in its bridal gown is utterly delightful. I have never seen such a clear white.

Thank you for spotting it and sharing it with us.

Míriam Luiza said...

Estas fotos são lindas! Hibiscos são comuns por aqui!

sweet heaven said...

wow so beautiful and lovely. Now I know the english of gumamela is hibiscus hehehe

Margaret said...

stunningly beautiful flower! And I love the second photo from the bottom with the car and bike hazy in the background.

My garden haven said...

Everywhere I turn, I see hibiscus flowers. Was just telling Autumn Belle that I'm going crazy over them.
Your pure white one is gorgeous.
Rosie

rea tomagan said...

Hi po, I just want to know if you already have seen a three flower colors in one stem of gumamela. If yes, can you please post it here because I just want to know if it is possible?