In Memorium

We sadly announce the passing of one of our charter members Bill Schmidt. 

An avid collector and hibiscus lover Bill had thousands of plants and never missed a meeting. He posted online every day with many plant groups and always had something good to say about your photos. He will be greatly missed and we all look forward to having another blue margarita with him when we meet again…


Check out our latest education article about wilted plants and systemic cold shock:

>>>Wilted Hibiscus Plants in Winter<<<

This is the time of year we see this after 3 months of winter weather…


Thank you for visiting the SCHS website

Darren and his beautiful hibiscus I would like to warmly welcome you to our society and website where we celebrate and enjoy the colorful world of hibiscus in Southern California.  For those that grow exotic hibiscus we have all the inside scoops and expert hacks needed to avoid the challenging learning curve that comes with growing them. We think you will not find a better online resource for growing and caring of hibiscus anywhere. There is tons of great information here and recommend to check back often as we are continually adding more resources at your disposal as we learn more by the season.




We are a relatively new and very friendly group of passionate people from all backgrounds and orientations. The SCHS meets monthly at grower’s homes and other tropically themed landscaped settings. You will be amazed at the beauty and positive influence hibiscus can put into your life!


Meetings consist of live information sessions from growing masters and one of a kind auctions & raffles with some very hard to get exotic hibiscus plants. You will be glad you took a few hours out of your monthly schedule to spend time with us.



We are so very fortunate to have the premier exotic hibiscus hybridizers here in our own backyard! Charles and Cindy Black have been growing and hybridizing hibiscus for over 30 years. They are pioneers in their field as they are the only ones to have created a gene pool of strong, vigorous hibiscus plants with huge blooms that bloom constantly.

We highly recommend exploring their website which is a wealth of information and it is the place to buy your dream hibiscus plants.



Genie in a Bottle

Hybridized by Charles Black of Hidden Valley Hibiscus



Black Dragon 

Grown by George Crouchet & Hybridized by Dupont  Nursery


Neutron Star

Grown by Bill Schmidt & Hybridized by Hidden Valley Hibiscus



Albo Lacinatus

Grown by Malou Lopez-Urbano