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Plant Identification: SOLVED: 18 ft. shrub, pink and purple 4" flowers, zone 5b

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DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9608749

Hi! This shrub is about 18 ft. high with large pink and purple flowers on the same plant. It looks like a tree peony but I've never seen any this large and the scalloped leaves are different than the pointy peony leaves I'm familiar with. It's growing in part shade in zone 5b.

DoGooder

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southseasohio
Evendale, OH

July 22, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9608770

I think this is a Rose of Sharon

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 22, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9608772

ditto that.
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2013
5:09 PM

Post #9608787

southseasohio and trackinsand, thanks for the identification! This is quite a specimen with pink and purple flowers. I never noticed this plant before but today it suddenly caught my eye now that it's in bloom. I like the double flowers more than the normal Rose of Sharon.

DoGooder

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9609344

A Common Hibiscus Hibiscus syriacus cultivar.

Resin
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2013
12:09 PM

Post #9609593

Resin, thanks for the scientific name. Maybe the one my neighbor has is the Althea variety because it has pink and purple blooms:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/23312/

DoGooder

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9609646

i believe that Althea is just another common name for this whole genus and species. there are countless cultivars/varieties/hybrids and you may never know exactly which one yours is.
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2013
1:03 PM

Post #9609667

trackinsand, okay, thanks for informing me that Althea is a name for Rose of Sharon.

DoGooder

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 23, 2013
5:14 PM

Post #9609899

PF shows 135 different ones: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=hibiscus&searcher[species]=syriacus&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9610342

DoGooder wrote:trackinsand, okay, thanks for informing me that Althea is a name for Rose of Sharon.

DoGooder


It isn't: http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/flora.php?selected=beschrijving&menuentry=soorten&id=2108

Resin

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
11:09 AM

Post #9610651

yes, it is: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/788/

i believe resin refers to another plant known as Rose-of-Sharon but not to be confused with the plant you posted for ID.
DoGooder
Hopkinton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2013
6:45 PM

Post #9612930

Resin, I guess there are different flowers with the same name Rose of Sharon.

trackinsand, the shrub I posted pictures of does look like one of the photos on the page you linked to, but it says maximum size 10 ft. and this shrub seemed more than three times taller than me (I'm 5' 4"), so I guess it's a taller cultivar or just found an ideal location and thrives in this climate and with the good care it is given.

DoGooder

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
5:57 AM

Post #9613189

that is often the case in terms of size listed in PF.

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