Scientific name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.
The Chinese hibiscus, also known as China rose or rose mallow, is a member of the mallow family or Malvaceae, and mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions. Because of its abundant, bright flowers – that come in all colours from white and yellow to pink and red – the species is sometimes also called the “Queen of the Tropics”. In the West Kowloon Art Park, you can find a number of hibiscus bushes of different varieties and colours.
Mosses are small flowerless green plants that can be found all over the world. They mainly grow in damp, shady locations. Because they absorb large amounts of water and provide good ground cover, they help control soil erosion. They also grow at an amazingly fast rate. The moss in our exhibit has been used to represent the green spaces in the West Kowloon Cultural District, which are planted with all kinds of native species, including grasses, shrubs and trees.