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Name this plant!
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 15, 2007 05:40PM
I'm interested in this plant because of its prolific flowers AND i walked past one growing on the south side of a building. On my street, most plants fry because they get direct sunlight most of the day which is also reflected by the buildings and cement sidewalks.

What plant is this??






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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: July 15, 2007 05:48PM
rose of sharon
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: July 15, 2007 05:50PM
info: [en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: hal
Date: July 15, 2007 06:59PM
Odd name... I was gonna call it Charlotte...
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 15, 2007 07:06PM
sweet - thanks! now to figure out where i can get one...



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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: rz
Date: July 15, 2007 07:42PM
I knew it was a hibiscus, but didn't know its name. I have one that's either the same or very similar growing in my yard. Of all the tropical hibiscuses (hibisci?) that I own, it is the scraggliest. What part of the country are you in? the picture you posted looks like it's up north with the pine/fir tree next to it. If so, I'm surprised that the hibiscus has survived and appears to be thriving. I live in Central FL, and have been told to protect all my tropical hibiscuses from the rare freezes that we get here.
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 15, 2007 07:51PM
i'm in brooklyn. we're coastal so we can grow plants that are much more temperate than what can be grown inland. that said, i think there are a lot of cultivars of this plant and your version is better suited for the warmer south.



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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: July 15, 2007 08:18PM
rz, rose of sharon is very hardy. I live at 7000 ft above sea level and temps in the winter can get to below 0. Look at the info on wikipedia that I posted.
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: July 15, 2007 08:24PM
sorry, the info was on a link from the wikipedia page: [www.pfaf.org]
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 16, 2007 01:07AM
I would have named it Jo-An, but that's just me.
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: July 16, 2007 05:29AM
I knew what it was but was a little confused by the reference to 'Rose of Sharon'. I now see that in North America you call the Hibiscus by that name whereas in Europe that name applies to a Hypericum which is very different.

Make sure when you go searching for one that you get the Hibiscus and not the Hypericum.

Actually RoS is also used for several other plants but they are more uncommon as names and have other more widely used names so less confusion there.
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Posted by: Stephanie
Date: July 16, 2007 05:46AM
voodoopenguin...which is why I posted the entry in wikipedia...

Only the "rose of sharon" variety of hibiscus is referred to by that name. More tropical varieties are still referred to as hibiscus.
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Re: Name this plant!
Posted by: DP
Date: July 16, 2007 06:20AM
I'm in the Detroit metro area and we have RoS's everywhere. Not a problem growing them here.
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Posted by: samintx
Date: July 16, 2007 07:09AM
Althea, rose of Sharon...very hardy comes in variations. Very common.
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Posted by: billb
Date: July 16, 2007 07:45AM
Rose of Sharon and Blue Spruce. That could be anywhere in New England.

Common popular front yard planting around here after WWII. (RoS)
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