I'm currently reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and decided to explore the title a little.
First things first, what the heck is a hibiscus? As much as I love flowers, a flower is just a flower is just a flower. I think roses and sunflowers are the only flowers I know by both name and sight.
THIS is a hibisbus:
What's really great about these flowers? There are a bunch of varieties and each one is equally pretty with an equally funky name!
|"Blue River II" Hibiscus - So badass that she killed off numero uno into extinction!|
|"Hibiscus Makinoi," named for Tomitaro Makino who was a 20th century Japanese botanist known for his taxonomic work. A fancy word to say that he named stuff, specifically plants, including this one I guess.|
|"Lord Baltimore" Hibisbus. I think this was originally named by a Potter fan, but since he-who-cannot-be-named cannot be named, they had to change the name of this beautiful flower to "Lord Baltimore." Yup, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!|
|"Luna Pink Swirl" Hibiscus. I love love lovelovelove this! I even made it bigger on purpose because it's my blog and I can do that. Love the name of the flower and it's such a gorgeous, delicate shade of pink.|
|"Strawberry Swirl" Hibiscus! I love this one too!|
|"Scarlot Rose" Hibiscus. Absolutely gooorrrgeous!|
The answer is that they do! And they're freaking stunning!
Beautiful aren't they?
That's all for now. Look forward to my review of Purple Hibiscus soon.