Hilo Beauty is sought after for the velvety black/red blooms that it produces in abundance. It makes a beautiful tall tree with a sprawling canopy. The keeping quality of the flowers is second-to-none, with good care I was able to keep a lei made of Hilo Beauty blooms for 7 days, and that included wearing it for 3 of the 7 days! The scent is spicy, and becomes stronger after the flower has been picked. This variety has proven difficult to root time and time again, so we will only sell well-established, rooted plants. We have noticed that Hilo Beauty cuttings take awhile to bloom and need to reach a certain size before they bloom reliably.