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Orlando, FL

August 12, 2012
10:55 PM

Post #9239603

I believe it is a rose of Sharon. Large least 10' tall 'x6' wide. White flowers..a pink flower or two on same plant every so often.
Smallish leaves on mostly vertical limbs. thanks...Melanie

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Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9239814

Definitely not Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). I think it's probably a more tropical species (although I don't think it's the "usual" tropical hibiscus H. rosa-sinensis). Can you post some better pictures of the leaves and maybe the whole plant from slightly farther away to show the growth habit?
Orlando, FL

August 13, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9240352

Sure. I'll take pics now. I feel dumb...don't know much about hibiscus.
Orlando, FL

August 13, 2012
3:36 PM

Post #9240411

Here are pics...

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Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2012
9:32 PM

Post #9240783

Hmmm, not sure which one that is. The leaves seem to be too small to be H. rosa-sinensis and the flowers aren't quite right either. Maybe H. arnottianus?

August 14, 2012
12:49 AM

Post #9240841

Melanie... I think your hibiscus is Swan Lake also known as Dainty White.
Orlando, FL

August 14, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9241425

Thats it! dainty white. Thanks so much everyone. Silly me... I spent my life thinking that Tropical hibiscus were Rose of Sharon. I have been enlightened. Thanks again...Melanie


Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

August 21, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9249084

Another name for Dainty White is White LaFrance.
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9287323

Beautiful! I love the pure white with no color in the throat! I have the Dainty Pinks and love them.
Orlando, FL

October 4, 2012
9:57 PM

Post #9296326

I have two large of the dainty white. One of which gets a couple pink flowers every so often. It is a very beautiful flower. If I were a fairy...I would wear it as a dress. he...he... Seriously though... I am trying to root cuttings at this time. Gonna keep trying till I get it! So...If i succeed...I will share. M~

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