Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Purpureus Variegatus')

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Horntoad
Jan 21, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Purpureus Variegatus').

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Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Purpureus Variegatus') .

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Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Purpureus Variegatus')
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Bubbles
Jan 21, 2016 6:03 PM CST
That's a gorgeous hibiscus! I thought I'd seen most all of them.
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Jan 21, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Nifty looking!!
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jan 26, 2016 4:54 PM CST
I have it, the blooms don't fully mature. I've pryed them open and it's like a petal about to open, but they never open and enlarge. I see some kind of reproductive part, I think pollen, but they don't set seed pods.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jan 26, 2016 5:02 PM CST
I wonder if they are sterile are just don't get pollinated since pollinators cant get to them. It would be interesting to see if they could be hand pollinated and if so what the offspring would look like.
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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
Jan 26, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Horntoad said:I wonder if they are sterile are just don't get pollinated since pollinators cant get to them. It would be interesting to see if they could be hand pollinated and if so what the offspring would look like.


There is no female part, so it's impossible to set seed. I've tried using pollen from them (after removing the sticky, gooey petals) and the pollen never fertilized my normal rose of Sharon planted next to this one.

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