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SILady
Enterprise, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 20, 2003
2:18 AM

Post #621681

Rose of Sharon, Althea
Hibiscus syriacus


Gift from cousin in Magnolia Springs, AL. This is the first good blooming season in 3 years. I recently moved the plant to a sunnier and dryer spot. I\\\'m guessing it\\\'s happy.

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SallyM
Gray, LA

August 22, 2003
5:24 AM

Post #623971

I have this plant growing in my front yard. It does well here in Gray, Louisiana. When I purchased it, I asked for a double flower variety. It looks just like the picture above.
suncatcheracres
Old Town, FL

August 22, 2003
4:11 PM

Post #624250

Very beautiful. I think it would look nice with purple-lavender-pink azaleas like Purple Formosa and George Tabor, both of which can take considerable sun.
daylilylover

February 2, 2004
6:30 PM

Post #770660

have you had problems with yellow leaves OR blacken flowers
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


February 3, 2004
1:02 PM

Post #771205

Perhaps the plant is receiving too much water. Mine did this and I discovered that they develop root rot very easily. They need to be watered infrequently once established. In fact, I hardly ever water mine. Just when we have not had much rain. They also need a fast draining soil.
kgt24
Pittsburgh, PA

August 17, 2004
11:23 AM

Post #1005917

beautiful plant. i have some plants like this in my back yard.
it seems to thrive on its own.
hostalilly
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2006
9:23 PM

Post #2583820

I agree with htop. Although I live in a different zone, 6, I rarely water mine and it is beautiful, especially this year, even with all the heat.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2006
12:18 AM

Post #2584326

We rarely water ours and they are doing fine. Getting bigger every year.
janjan37
Athens, WV
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2006
5:02 PM

Post #2644487

I just planted 4 of these in my West Virginia garden. I wanted a single-flowered variety because I've heard they attract hummingbirds, butterflies & bees. I ended up with these double-flowered bushes. The blooms are beautiful. Just wondering if I will be getting hummers, butterflies or bees on these also. It seems that the old-fashioned single flowered variety of anything attracts more nectar-lovers. Will those of you with these double-flowered blooms let me know your experience? Thanks!

This message was edited Aug 21, 2006 1:04 PM
mare0987
Belchertown, MA

August 13, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9239753

Gorgeous flowers! I love the doubled ones!

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