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htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


October 13, 2003
3:46 PM

Post #679579

Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose
Hibiscus mutabilis

Confederate Rose hibiscus has a double white or pink bloom (the 'Rubra' bloom is red) which gradually turns to red as it ages (note the closed bloom). If your hibiscus bloom is not a double, the plant is not a Confederate Rose hibiscus. (San Antonio, Tx.)

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eloopj
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 14, 2003
3:42 PM

Post #680626

I have a Confederate Rose and it doesn't turn from white to pink. It changes from dark to light pink. Mine was a gift. Where did you get yours? A lady in Florida wants one. I'm going to send her some seeds this fall when they are ready.
clantonnaomi
Iredell, TX

October 14, 2003
4:23 PM

Post #680659

I have three Confederate Rose plants and none of them have white blooms. Do all true Confederate Roses have white blooms? If so, where can you purchase them? I bought all of mine at different nurseries and they all have pink blooms.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


October 14, 2003
10:44 PM

Post #680992

Hi,eloopj and clantonnaomi! I changed the wording of my description of this plant because it was obviously mileading. I add plants, photos and information to the database to be helpful, not confusing. Because we are limited in the number of words we can enter in the photo description, I cut out words that I should have left in. I meant to say that if the bloom is not a double and between 4 and 6 inches in diameter, your plant is not a Conferate Rose hibiscus.I apologize for not saying what I meant.My husband tells me "But, that's not what you said!" and I tell him, "You're just not listening!". Now I think maybe he has been right!! So I guess I had better apologize to him too! Thanks for you comments, they have been helpful. I did not add a rating to this plant because I have not grown it. My friends at the nursury pointed it out to tell me and I had to take a picture. I will add a rating with more information ... Thanks again. :o)
eloopj
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 14, 2003
11:50 PM

Post #681036

Hi htop, I've got a single and a double one! :)
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


October 15, 2003
11:56 PM

Post #682135

Hi, eloopj! I bet they are really fantastic. The blooms are really magnificent. I need a bigger yard! I have no place left to plant one of these where they would receive enough sun.

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