In 1968, the Crown Garden Club was approached by the mayor of Coronado about finding an official flower for Coronado. The board of directors for the garden club did some research and ultimately decided on three choices to be voted on at that year’s Coronado Flower Show. Voters at the show picked the Crown of Bohemia hibiscus by a wide margin probably because it seemed the perfect choice for a number of reasons: it could be found growing in gardens all over Coronado and the word Crown was in the name! Its beautiful yellow-gold color with a reddish-orange center, and full, double flowers seem to symbolize the Coronado’s climate and flora perfectly. When you drive over the bridge, just as you enter Coronado, Crown of Bohemia hibiscus bushes are in the center median, welcoming all to Coronado.