Easiest flowers to grow from seed in Hong Kong

HK flowers to grow from seed

If you’re looking to grow flowers from seeds in Hong Kong’s climate, there are several options that thrive well. Whether you have a small balcony, rooftop garden, or even an indoor space, these flowers are beginner-friendly and can add beauty to your surroundings:

  1. Hong Kong Azalea (Rhododendron hongkongense):

    • These evergreen shrubs bear white to pinkish flowers. They were initially misidentified but were later recognized as a unique species native to Hong Kong.
    • You can find them on Mount Nicholson, Ma On Shan, and Lantau Island. They are listed under vulnerable protection status.
  2. Hong Kong Balsam (Impatiens hongkongensis):

    • This softwood plant has pale yellow blossoms with reddish blotches along the throat. It grows near streams or in ravines in places like Tai Mo Shan, Tai Po Kau, and Ma On Shan.
    • The Hong Kong Balsam is exclusive to Hong Kong as far as botanists know.
  3. Hong Kong Camellia (Camellia hongkongensis):

    • Discovered in 1849, these red-blossomed flowers bloom from late autumn through spring. They are Hong Kong’s only native camellia.
    • Some specimens have been planted in public gardens, and they were also introduced to Japan from the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.
  4. Hong Kong Dogwood (Cornus hongkongensis):

    • Blooming from late spring to early summer, this dogwood tree has fragrant, four-petaled flowers resembling white four-leaf clovers.
    • While rare in Hong Kong, it can also be found in China, Laos, and Vietnam. Some types bear sweet fruit, but caution is advised.

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