As the hibiscus flowers started appearing, the sheer brightness of their colour changed the character of the balcony. The balcony has other colourful flowers as well such as rose. However, when the hibiscus bloomed, everything else went pale in comparison. These are large, showy flowers, also known as rose mallow.
I found some interesting information about Hibiscus flowers in Wikipedia. here it is :
Hibiscus flowers – Symbolism and culture
The red hibiscus is the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali. It appears frequently in depictions of her in the art of Bengal, often with the goddess and the flower merging in form. The hibiscus is used as an offering to goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha.
The hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian and Hawaiian girls. If the flower is worn behind the left ear, the woman is married or has a boyfriend. If the flower is worn on the right, she is single or openly available for a relationship. The yellow hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named her first novel Purple Hibiscus after the delicate flower.
As a national and state symbol
The hibiscus is a national symbol of Haiti, and the national flower of nations including the Solomon Islands and Niue. Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, whereas Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia. Hibiscus brackenridgei is the state flower of Hawaii.