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Jul 13, 2015 5:23 AM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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I bought this plant on Saturday, a small one, in a plastic cover. It had a flower and a bud. The second bud was open today. I loved the colour and bought it. The gardener there said it would do well if I put it in the ground. It is a good plant.
Is this the Rose of Sharon? I browsed the web and thought it might be the Blue Satin. Am I right?
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Jul 13, 2015 5:33 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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It sure looks like ROS to me! Hard to tell specific cultivars though because so many of them look so similar.
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Jul 13, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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I agree, that is a very pretty Roses of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
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Jul 13, 2015 7:22 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Wilmington, NC (Zone 8a)
Yes - that is Rose of Sharon. I have lived in two houses where I had ROS already established when I moved in. It is a beautiful flower, but you should know it will grow fast and spread like wild fire. You just have to keep it trimmed back and watch for unwanted shoots coming up where you may not want them.
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Jul 13, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
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I don't think it's Blue Satin.
Looks more like

On the entry ROS Hibiscus Syriacus, all the pictures look different... Why is that?
Is it just the generic entry for ROS?

I have it also and would like to know its name...
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Jul 13, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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kidfishing, H. syriacus have single or double blooms and flowers can be white, purple or pink to bluish in color.
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Jul 13, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Oh, does this grow fast? My flower is more towards the blue than towards the pink a bit more bluer than the one showing on my monitor. I have not seen this in many home gardens here.
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Jul 13, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Dinu said:Oh, does this grow fast? My flower is more towards the blue than towards the pink a bit more bluer than the one showing on my monitor. I have not seen this in many home gardens here.


hi, Dinu. They seed at a tremendous rate--I am constantly pulling newly germinated ROS out of the ground.

There are a lot of different cultivars with a range of hues, some very similar. I have 'Minerva' which is kind of a lavender color.

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Jul 15, 2015 5:45 AM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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I'm really surprised to hear that it produces so many seeds. I wonder if it does, really, here in warmer climates. If that was so, I question myself why is it that I don't see many people growing it? This pic now shows the blue dried flower from the previous day.

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Jul 15, 2015 7:23 AM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
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My understanding is that ROS is native to eastern asia (China and India) and thrives in warm climates. However, India is a large country and whether it thrives well in Mysore you would know best.
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Jul 4, 2016 10:39 PM CST
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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I had it planted in the ground. It had some sort of affection I noticed - it was a greenish thing sticking to the woody parts preventing growth - also mealy bugs. I removed the things by hand and slowly it recovered and survived the warm summer. The leaves would droop a bit but on watering it was fine. The plant is now showing some slow growth with healthier leaves but it is only slightly higher than when I bought a year ago. Last evening I removed it from the ground and put it in a grow bag as I want to use that space for something that will grow to about 6-7 feet - will look for another hibiscus. I'll see how the plant does in the grow bag and I have added vermicompost.
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