Rose of Sharon

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This bush was here when we moved in and endured a lot of abuse when we relocated it. Blooms on new wood so can live through a pretty cold winter.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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Robert SIMINO August 21, 2012, 3:00 pm

I recently dug some wild rose od Sharon bushes by the side of the high way. Is there such a plant as a wild rose of Sharon. I have a rose of Sharon tree. The wild growing bush has lavender flowers just like my tree. Are they the same plant or different? I live n northern Arkansas. The bushes I pulled have survived and look to have a tuber like root structure. Do I have a wild plant or domesticated plant that has traveled

Bonnie Story August 15, 2008, 1:42 pm

I just was the happy recipient of four little Rose of Sharon starts. White flowering. I’m excited about them – once they get bigger in size I think the deer will no kill them. I’ll fence them for a few years at least. I’m just starting to get a grip on the “blooms on new/old wood” concept. I think it will help me with my Clematis attempts! Thanks for the good blog. Bonnie

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