Yellow Hibiscus - A Guide to Yellow Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus

The yellow hibiscus is a gorgeous flower, often associated with Hawaii, as it is the state’s flower. The yellow hibiscus is a very pleasant presence in the “Flower Land” and its beauty is appreciated by many.

Yellow Hibiscus Description

  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Origin: Although the exact origin of the yellow hibiscus in not known, it is believed that it has Asian origins, having been cultivated in China and the Pacific islands. The yellow hibiscus, also known as “rosa-sinesis”m can be translated as the rose of China.
  • Sun exposure: Yellow hibiscus need full sun exposure about 6 hours/day.
  • Height: Yellow hibiscus grow up to 10m in the wild.
  • Soil: Yellow hibiscus' soil must be good, organic soil.
  • Leaves: Yellow hibiscus’ leaves are ovate and are arranged in spiral. In length, they are about 10cm and in color they are evergreen.
  • Blooming time: Yellow hibiscus bloom in late June or early August until the first frost.
  • Maintenance: Yellow hibiscus need to be fertilized quite often. Furthermore, water your yellow hibiscus, but not too often as they do not like standing in water too much. If they do, you might risk getting their roots rotten.
  • Propagation method: Yellow hibiscus may be propagated by seeds, through cuttings, grafting, air-layering and tissue culture.

Yellow Hibiscus Species

All in all, there are about two hundred hibiscus species out there. Yellow hibiscus can be found in the shapes of Hibiscus brackenridgei or Hibiscus kokio.

Yellow Hibiscus Meaning

Yellow hibiscus is a sign of friendship. It symbolizes platonic love, it offers beauty and exotic charm and expects nothing in return. Yellow hibiscus is a beautiful flower that makes you think about a dear friend.

Yellow Hibiscus Arrangements

Yellow hibiscus is a very popular ornamental flower. It is a flower that can easily be mixed with others such as roses, calla lilies, lilies, orchids to form beautiful yellow hibiscus arrangements.

Yellow hibiscus arrangements are quite appreciated in weddings. The centerpieces look glowing on tables and the corsages and boutonnieres have a glamorous look. However, the yellow hibiscus may be used in other kinds of arrangements, such as in a Hawaii themed, Halloween themed or even in funeral arrangements, as it is a very deep meaning and beautiful flower.

For combining colors, use pink, orange, red, blue, purple in your yellow hibiscus arrangements. Yellow is such a bright and sunny color that goes with almost any other perfectly!

Yellow Hibiscus Bouquets

Yellow hibiscus bouquets are splendid! They are very chic and they bring a smile to one's face every time. Yellow hibiscus bouquets looks really pretty as round bouquets and even prettier as hand-tied. The cascade shape may be used when mixing yellow hibiscus with lilies.

For a bridal yellow hibiscus bouquet, mix them with white hibiscus flowers and you will have a piece of art in your hands. Orange is also a smart and chic choice if you surround them with loads of greenery and wrap them in silk bows.

Yellow Hibiscus in Gardens

Place your yellow hibiscus in a sunny place, make sure your soil is rich in organic matter and that you fertilize them often. Make sure you prune them once they have reached maturity, so that they can be prepared for further blooming.

Choose to grow your yellow hibiscus near a white, yellow or pink orchid tree. Your garden will have such an exotic flavor, that your neighbors will think they are on a tropical island!


Yellow hibiscus should be kept in cool places. If wanted for decorative purposes, keep the flowers in the refrigerator the night before using them. Make sure there is no foliage underwater that can cause bacteria appearance and if you see your cut yellow hibiscus dying out, cut their stems, about an inch, every two days.

The yellow hibiscus is a very bright and happy flower. It can easily replace the regular yellow rose and, even more, it is more appreciated for its exoticism and tropical beauty.