The popular Hibiscus, our city’s most beautiful tropical flower, is shown here growing in the yard of Verlee and Joe Guilbeau on Darby Ave. The genus includes the popular garden plants such as the Rose of Sharon, food plants such as okra and gumbo and various fiber plants. It is a large group of plants and shrubs prized for its very large bell shaped flowers in pink, red, yellow and white to pastels and blends. Most varieties are easily propagated from cuttings. The yellow Hibiscus is the state flower of Hawai`i. Verlee Guilbeau is a member of the Plaquemine Garden Club.