Hibiscus forum: Any Rose of Sharon growers?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 6, 2014 1:39 PM CST
They need love too :)

I'm currently growing cultivars 'Purpureus Variegata`, 'Lucy', 'sugar tip', 'Danica', a pure white cultivar that's over 25 years old name unknown, and I found a variegated seedling I hope to make more plants from.
Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 6, 2014 2:17 PM CST
We have Rose of Sharon growing everywhere here. No idea on the cultivars but lots of different shades of pinks and purples and blooming at a time when not a lot else is.

In my perennial garden, I keep them cut back to about 3 feet and they are a beautiful blooming shrub. In other areas of the property, I leave them alone and they can grow as high as 10 feet.

Love Rose of Sharon Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 6, 2014 3:17 PM CST
Yes, grow ROS here. Hurray!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 6, 2014 6:36 PM CST
vic said:We have Rose of Sharon growing everywhere here. No idea on the cultivars but lots of different shades of pinks and purples and blooming at a time when not a lot else is.

In my perennial garden, I keep them cut back to about 3 feet and they are a beautiful blooming shrub. In other areas of the property, I leave them alone and they can grow as high as 10 feet.

Love Rose of Sharon Thumbs up


I keep mine between 4-5 feet, they bloom more on new wood so once a year pruning produces more flowers, as well as keeping them look nice. I've had them tall and they produced mostly small flowers and the leaves didn't look good so once I pruned and fertilized they looked great.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 7, 2014 11:06 PM CST
Here are some photos. You'll see my Variegated seedling, which when mature will be able to pollinate others and produce seed, most variegated cultivars are sterile so this natural one is special. The other photo is of 'Danica' cultivar, one photo shows a flower within a flower (youll see white in white/pink flower), the other photo of normal danica flower, its my favorite ROS cultivar!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 8, 2014 1:47 AM CST
Variegated and double too? Beautiful!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2014 1:57 AM CST
Absolutely gorgeous.

This is her sibling, 'Aphrodite'. Smiling


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 8, 2014 2:01 AM CST
Beautiful Tee Thumbs up
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2014 2:04 AM CST
Thanks, Vic. You're up early. But, then, it's even earlier for me. Hilarious!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 8, 2014 2:06 AM CST
We are early risers, eh? Thumbs up
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Aug 8, 2014 4:44 PM CST
Keith, those pictures are beautiful.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Aug 8, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Txtea said:Keith, those pictures are beautiful.


Thank you. Would you believe that plant cost $150 its a brand new cultivar, I don't know anyone who owns it its an import.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Aug 8, 2014 8:17 PM CST
How wonderful for your find.
Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Aug 10, 2014 6:33 AM CST
vic said:We have Rose of Sharon growing everywhere here. No idea on the cultivars but lots of different shades of pinks and purples and blooming at a time when not a lot else is.

In my perennial garden, I keep them cut back to about 3 feet and they are a beautiful blooming shrub. In other areas of the property, I leave them alone and they can grow as high as 10 feet.

Love Rose of Sharon Thumbs up


we have them here in Indiana also, I try to keep mine cut down shorter, the blooms on some are really beautiful. single flower not so pretty.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 13, 2014 4:55 PM CST
It blooms on new wood. That explains why all of my flowers are at the tips of tall thin branches. I'm in zone 8a. Do you all think that it's too late to prune and fertilize my ROS? It's a double lavender, in full sun, and we get plenty of moisture here (especially during August) with high humidity.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Aug 13, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Deebie said:It blooms on new wood. That explains why all of my flowers are at the tips of tall thin branches. I'm in zone 8a. Do you all think that it's too late to prune and fertilize my ROS? It's a double lavender, in full sun, and we get plenty of moisture here (especially during August) with high humidity.


I prune mine in spring right as buds start to grow. I think you can fertilize a little to boost it for next year. Fertilize right as buds open next year and about every 2 weeks until you have flowers. Keep well watered!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 14, 2014 5:04 AM CST
Thank You! I'll do that.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Aug 27, 2014 10:54 PM CST
I just planted my special seedling. :)
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Aug 30, 2014 6:10 AM CST
I have had mine for years, it is more like a triple I never do anything with it, it is pretty big. I had the largest one cut down last yea.r
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Jul 2, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Update on my seedling, it's a little over a foot and growing fast. It survived the Winter. Funny trait, the leaves start green and gain the variegation as they mature, really might be something valuable I've found!
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