Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)

  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)


Dazzling and generous beauty

If you’re lucky enough to visit our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette outside the traditional “peak season”, i.e. in May/June or September, you will be able to admire this superb plant, also known as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and shoeblack plant, in bloom. Evoking the shores of Polynesia yet native to East Asia, Chinese hibiscus is now grown in many parts of the world for its ornamental beauty and medicinal properties.

This beautiful, evergreen shrub is appreciated for its large, trumpet-shaped flowers in bright, vibrant colours ranging from pale pink to deep red, white or yellow. With their striking vibrancy and exotic allure, the Chinese hibiscus blooms never fail to catch the eye, making this plant a popular choice for gardens, patios and even interiors. And of course, its abundant blooms are right at home at our magnificent nature campsite!

A tropical plant with medicinal properties

In addition to its beautiful visual aspect, Chinese hibiscus is used for medicinal purposes in many traditional cultures. The flowers, leaves and roots of the plant are often used to prepare teas and decoctions, renowned for their health-giving properties. These refreshing drinks can also help lower blood pressure, improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.

When it comes to growing, the Chinese hibiscus prefers a warm and sunny climate like that of our beautiful Var area, together with a well-drained, fertile soil. It also requires regular watering during the active growing season and light pruning is recommended to promote compact growth and plenty of flowers.


Latin name :hibiscus rosa sinensis
Family :malvaceae
Genus :hibiscus
Species :Rosa
Color :Red, pink, yellow, orange
Subspecies :Sinensis
Origin :China, South East Asia
Foliage :Evergreen, deciduous at temperatures below 10°C
Port :Bushy perennial
Height :1 to 3 m
Flowering :May, June, September
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese hibiscus)

Did you know?

In Asia, Chinese hibiscus is often used to treat abscesses, burns, insect bites, etc.