'Starry Wind' Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
I hope people are not growing tired of all my hibiscus photos. We have 28 varieties in our garden, and many of those are red, so they are obvious subjects for Ruby Tuesday.
This velvety red hibiscus blossom with the yellow 'star' in its throat is called Starry Wind. It is a patented cultivar, developed by Florida plant breeder Wendy R. Bergman. We have several of Wendy's hibiscus cultivars in our garden. I posted a photo of the one called Candy Wind in July of this year.
I took this photo with my point-and-shoot camera, on the macro setting. I'm quite happy with the result. Don't tell the folks at Nikon!