Thursday, October 16, 2008

Confederate Roses are blooming

This is one of my favorite fall scrubs I love watching the flowers change during the day.

Mine opens white and changes to a deep dark pink by the second day after opening.

Confederate Roses
(Hibiscus mutabilis):
These large shrubs are grown as very tall perennials, they are native of China.
They thrive in the South anywhere that they have time to open their late flowers before the first fall frost.
They get between eight and 15 feet .
Confederate Rose
is an old favorite passalong plant
some call it Cotton Rose.




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5 comments:

  1. I miss seeing those around here. I grew up in another area of NC where the Confederate Roses were much more common. Love your photos and info! Cameron

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  2. How could I have missed seeing this beautiful flower? Thanks for posting the pictures. Jilly

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  3. Gorgeous !! Glad to see this beautiful flowers.

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  4. That is one gorgeous Rose! I'm sure it would not grow in my zone tho. :-(

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