Rose of Sharon, Althea (Hibiscus syriacus)

McComb, MS(Zone 8a)

One of my Althea's or Rose of Sharon when I lived in Alabama. I now have over 250 plants from the two parent trees. Hummingbirds come visit my yard every year, and this is the favorite plant! And the keep bringing all of their family and friends with them each year. What a pleasure!

Common name: Rose of Sharon, Althea
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species syriacus

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Toronto, Canada

I live in Toronto and The Rose of Sharon handle the weather well. Last year I had well over 200 blossoms on my mauve and the same with my white. This year I planted the seeds and while I have growth they are not doing much. Will keep you informed.

cairo, GA(Zone 8b)

do you have a name for this althea? that is a very pretty bloom.
thanks, lamon

Dundee, OH(Zone 5b)

Hi, this looks very much like my "Hamabo" see photo below.

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