( musings of a 'HO-HUM HOUSEWIFE' )
Scientific name: Hibiscus syriacus
Pronunciation: high-BISS-kuss seer-ee-AY-kuss
Common name(s): Rose-of-Sharon, Shrub-Althea
Family: Malvaceae USDA hardiness zones: 5B through 9A
Origin: not native to North America
Uses: container or above-ground planter; near a deck or patio; trainable as a standard; specimen; no proven urban tolerance
Availability: generally available in many areas within its hardiness range
Height: 8 to 12 feet
Spread: 4 to 10 feet
Crown uniformity: symmetrical canopy with a regular (or smooth) outline, and individuals have more
or less identical crown forms
Crown shape: upright
Crown density: open
Growth rate: slow
garden macro photography,
Rose of Sharon
The Rose of Sharon is beautiful Joey - as are your photos!I'm going to be making your Lemon Pasta with Roasted Shrimp for tea tonight as it sounds scrummy ....and I haven't got all day spare to make gazpachio!!! :D
Now - there grows a beauty Joey.
Wonderful photos as always...I love the Rose of Sharon. I went back several posts and just drank in all of your lovely photos and mosaics. Perfection!
Hi Joey,I haven't had Rose Of Sharon in many years but have been noticing them in other people's gardens lately. Such a beautiful display for this time of year when hardly any shrubs are blooming.Eileen
I adore Rose of Sharon! Your photos are always sublime.I planted a 'Blue Satin' a few years ago because PW said it was deer resistant. For about 10 minutes I enjoyed gorgeous blooms, then the whole plant was eaten. :-(
Very Biblical. The rose looks so pure and adorable.Cassy from Guitar Made Easy
Dear Joey, You have captured the essence of this beauty PERFECTLY! Lovely late bloomer. ;>)
Beautiful photos Joey. This shrub always flowers in August here, as if to tell us that summer is far from over.
Hugs, dear Liz, and thank you ... happy you enjoyed the lemon pasta. Shame on me ... with crazy life, my blogging graces are waning :)An August favorite, imac. Thank you ... Thank you, Karen. Wish I had more time to share all the beauty that from morning 'til night, amazes me. Big and beautiful in many MI gardens, Eileen. I love this beauty whose flowers never cease to amaze. Thanks Freda and so sorry about the deer dining :( Here at the lake this weekend, where deer abound, friends are amazed that I can grow hostas, a tasty 'deer treat'. Don't question, just happy that they are dining elsewhere!Thank you, Cassy. Love this quote. perfect for this beautiful flower and use it each summer.Thank you, Carol. So enjoy visiting you too ... this summer has been here/there/here/there ... and always a joy a moment to connect.
Do you know Oiseau bleu? a beauty.
Wow, beautiful.'hugs from afar'
This is the loveliest Rose of Sharon I've ever seen, Joey! I loved all the collages on your last post, too. Looks like your garden is in its prime right now.
Sure are beauties.Someone around here had a row of them for 2 years then they replaced them some other shrubs....can't figure that one out.
Very lovely rose. It looks a bit different from the roses I see around here in NorCal. Your flower shots on your blog are stunningly beautiful! Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Enjoy the week.
So lovely! I miss my Rose of Sharon, hubby doesn't like how it seeded all over the lawn. Don't the Japanese beetles eat yours up?
Yes I've seen Oiseau bleu, Rob, and it's a beauty.Thanks Cher ... happy remains of Michigan August :)Thank you, dear Rose. I love these double flowers too. Hi Patsi and thanks. Hum, maybe they just grew tired of them. A row might be too much ... I like just one specimen plant. Mine is tree form.Thank you Linnea ... loved your lake shots. Is that where you live?Have never had either problem, Robin, but it does need heavy pruning.
I just love the Rose of Sharon especially at this time of year when everything else appears on its last legs. Love the bible quote. Do you use the Quote Garden?Best,Patrick
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