In the Hindu religion, the gods are are connected to certain flowers, and the Hibiscus belongs to the goddess Kali, who can be found in art merging with the flower.
Kali is a goddess of destruction, and the red flower is associated with her tongue, and the blood lust that she was capable of exhibiting. The power which pulsated in the blood of Kali can be harnessed by the rest of us, for good if we so choose. Rather than destruction. The same choice as Kali.
This is our first year with a Hibiscus. Being a rather tropical plant, it wouldn’t survive our winter. But with the lovely blossoms lasting all summer, it deserves a spot inside for winter.