Plant ID forum: Which Rose of Sharon?

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Oct 11, 2014 10:39 AM CST
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Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 11, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Try 'Minerva' and see if it is correct.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Oct 16, 2014 7:00 PM CST
It looks very much like the species rather than a cultivar. I know Minerva was one of D Engolf's Goddess series and they were released in 1986, That ROS had much fuller petals with no real discernible spaces between them. When we moved to Louisiana in 1956, there was a purple ROS beside the house we moved into. The previous owner told my Mom that it was a hibiscus called a Rose of Sharon. It looked very much like your picture. This is a pic of Minerva.

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