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roose
Monroe, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2005
6:28 PM

Post #1577702

While weeding in my yard I discovered a variegated leaf rose of sharon. Can anyone tell me more about this plant? Is it very common or rare?

nathalyn
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2005
2:29 PM

Post #1579726

They are not common, but not sure that they fall into the rare category either. I bought one this spring and it has double, deep burgandy blooms that never open fully. Most folks grow it for the foliage, rather than for the bloom.
dstartz
Deep South Texas, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2005
10:49 PM

Post #1583968

Oooo, sounds nice!
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 29, 2005
5:20 AM

Post #1584852

When my plants first leaf out in the spring they look variegated for a while. Then they fill in green. I don't know why, always wondered about that! The H. syracus at the nurseries do the same thing, so I'm not worried. What do the flowers on yours look like?

K :~D

Edited...found this on http://www.storynursery.com:

'PURPUREUS VARIEGATUS' 10' x 6'

VARIEGATED ROSE OF SHARON

FOLIAGE IS CLEAN AND THE CREAMY WHITE MARGIN IN WIDE AND

CONSISTENT. GROWN FOR THE FOLIAGE AS THE FLOWERS NEVER

COMPLETELY OPEN.

BLOOM TIME JULY-FROST FLOWER COLOR PURPLE


This message was edited Jun 28, 2005 10:23 PM
nathalyn
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2005
9:22 PM

Post #1586680

Here's another link:
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/scan/fi=products/st=db/sp=results_big/sf=code/se=HIPVP.html?id=b9xtxhLc


I just have little buds at this point - - too early to tell on the flowers, yet.

This message was edited Jun 29, 2005 5:23 PM
roose
Monroe, NY
(Zone 6b)

June 30, 2005
12:54 AM

Post #1587177

I have Rose of Sharan trees that are now about 12' tall with varied color blooms, (from white w/dark pink centers to dark lavender/purplekindof). I can't keep up with the seedlings, they are everywhere. This variegated one is the first I've seen come up from seed. However, the variegation is inconsistent. It's too small yet for blooms but will post when it's mature enough. I'm going to try taking a picture of it soon and post it.
Thanks all for links:)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2005
5:40 PM

Post #1603223

Be sure to save seeds! Sounds like a winner!
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2005
1:45 PM

Post #1607780

Well, I went to the J.C. Raulston Arboreatum when I was in Raleigh, NC. They had a variegated (several types actually) Rose of Sharon! It was neat! Sounds like your seed came true-ish (at least for the leaves!). How exciting!

K
Steveprop
Grand Rapids, MI

February 14, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #4537028

Sounds cool! Do you have any pictures of it yet?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #4537044

roose isn't a subscriber anymore, so they won't be able to see your question or post an answer.
Steveprop
Grand Rapids, MI

February 14, 2008
5:29 PM

Post #4537608

Do you know what ever became of that hibiscus.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2008
8:39 PM

Post #4538400

I only know what's been posted here :-) I don't know roose, I just noticed that it was a pretty old thread so out of curiosity I looked to see if they were still a subscriber and they're not so I figured I'd let you know so you weren't sitting there wondering why they didn't respond.

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