The only thing I have for you all to go by are these photos. This is the hibiscus bush that I so loved in the front yard of my childhood home. It was destroyed by the people who purchased the home after us. It must have taken a lot of work to do that because I remember we would trim it down to almost nothing and it would grow back in no time!
I would love to identify it so I can possibly find one like it for my children to love, and I also need to know in greater detail what the leaves look like because I am getting a tattoo of the flower with a few of the leaves around it! They seem to have a unique shape to them from the photo. Thank you for reading, and thank you even more if you are able to identify it!
(Yes, that is me at 6 years old on Halloween. That's the best photo I have of the bush itself.)
Never mind--after I posted I saw your subject line said Tampa. So yes, definitely tropical hibiscus but if you want to grow one in NC you will need to keep it in a pot and bring it inside for the winter.