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And then there are the perennials: ferns, bee balm, coneflowers, hibiscus, black-eyed Susans.
Remove from heat and add hibiscus
The scents are created using native flowers — such as hibiscus, lignum vitae, elderflower — from St. Martin, Aruba, St. Thomas and other islands.
At Madcap the price is $7 for four bite-sized cubes that look like petit fours layered with almond cake, the liver mousse, hibiscus gelee and a flower garnish.
Tropical plants that have gotten too large — such as hibiscus, tibouchina, brugmansia and night-blooming jasmine — may be trimmed now.
Braising in hibiscus juice gave the beets an appealing sweetness, but the dish needed more tart tension than the lime vinaigrette and dots of pineapple gel provided.
The smooth-leaf hydrangeas can be cut back to the ground, but only prune the panicles and hibiscus for shape.
Outside, gusting winds bent their neighbor's hibiscus trees to the ground.
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There are about 250 species of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants in the genus Hibiscus, which belongs to the mallow family. They are native to warm temperate and tropical regions. Several are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy flowers. The tropical Chinese or Hawaiian hibiscus, which is also called China rose, has large, somewhat bell-shaped reddish blossoms. The East African hibiscus, a drooping shrub, is often grown in hanging baskets indoors.
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