No, it's not endangered... it's not a native plant, endemic to Maui... It's a common garden flower - but not on Maui!
Roses are red, or pink or white
Growing roses on
can be quite a fight...
This post is connected to MauiShopGirl's pink photo challenge.
|A rare sight on Maui, where hardy subtropical flowers dominate. |
Believe it or not, this rose was found in Haiku.
|A more common flower in Hawaii: hibiscus, which comes in many colors. |
Hibiscus is as common on Maui as roses are in Oregon.
I've never dared to grow roses here, but every now and then see an unexpected rosebush. They are more prevalent in Kula, where it's cooler and drier, but once in a while, I'll see a rosebush in Kihei or even in Haiku, which has the worst conditions for growing roses!