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A rose is a rose unless it's a Rose of Sharon, and then it's a hibiscus. Some say it's the name of a crocus and others swear it's the name of a tulip and then there's some confusion with the lily of the valley. Poor plant, most likely it lives in a state of constant identity crisis, never knowing on which side of the garden it should grow.
Aug 29, 2015 6:22 PM CST
|I was born and raised in Korea, where Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower, so I've always called it Mugunghwa.|
Aug 29, 2015 6:26 PM CST
|I should have known that, I would have added it to the article. |
Maybe I will anyway!
Aug 29, 2015 6:51 PM CST
|And so now it is, Zuzu! Just like magic, thanks to you we know one more name for the Rose of Sharon.|
Aug 30, 2015 8:17 PM CST
|I've got more seedlings than I can shake a stick at, but "thuggish" or not, I love my ROS shrubs! I've been moving some toddler-age saplings to the far edge of my little treeline, now that we'll soon have neighbors behind us. They'll provide some quick screening (construction really did a number on the trees) as well as some pretty blooms. |
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Aug 30, 2015 10:46 PM CST
|Wonderful article and very interesting. I am now better educated about ROS.|
Thanks! I just might have to have one now.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.