The Texas Stars Are Big and Bright

The Texas Star Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) growing outside my kitchen window, looked so gorgeous, I interrupted my dinner to take a photo.

The big red flowers were glowing brightly as the sun got lower.  I’m afraid the photo does not quite reflect what my eyes were seeing.

Nonetheless, the Texas Stars made a pretty picture.


20 Comments on “The Texas Stars Are Big and Bright”

  1. carol says:

    These are so beautiful and must brighten your day when you see them! I love hibiscus if they are perennial and cold hardy.

  2. Beautiful picture! I think red flowers are hard to photograph – the color never seems as vibrant in the pictures.

  3. I have this one. Handed down from grandmother to mother to me. Love it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice color and very tall

  5. Deb says:

    How lovely! Never have seen these before.

  6. shoreacres says:

    I rarely come across these, but when I do, I’m always in awe of that color. I like the openness of the bloom that forms the ‘star,’ too — and now I’m going to be humming “The stars at night are big and bright…” for the rest of the day!

  7. Sheryl says:

    The Texas Stars are beautiful. You can raise so many lovely flowers where you live that aren’t winter-hardy here.

  8. Your gardens are a joy to behold. Thanks, Sarah

  9. tonytomeo says:

    This is actually the best picture of the plants I have seen. I have see only a few pictures of it, but they show only close ups of the flowers.


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