Two Teens And Their Mama: What Is This Plant?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What Is This Plant?


This beautiful flowering bush was in our front garden bed when we bought our house eleven years ago.  It is about six feet tall and nine feet long.


It blooms only once a year, in late July or early August.  The flowers start as small buds, then slowly unfurl into lovely treats for the bees of the neighborhood.  In about two weeks the flowers will fall off, creating quite a mess to clean up.  But that's what the teenagers are for!


The problem?  We have no idea what it is.  Any suggestions would be welcome in the comments.


Have a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

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    1. I finally found out that the are Rose of Sharon - so you are close - or maybe they are the same?

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  2. They look like a variety of hibiscus. They are usually tropical but there are more hardy varieties. Not a 100% though when you find out let me know.

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    1. Someone on Google + suggested Rose of Sharon. I looked it up, and that is what they are. You're right though Rena, they are a variety of hibiscus!

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  3. I had the same thought as Rena, that they look like a hibiscus flower. Whatever they are, they are absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Susan. The bush is very pretty for a few weeks but then it's just a mess to clean up.

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  4. Sorry. Don't have any idea what they are, but they are Gorgeous! I think I can smell them from here! :)

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    1. Thanks Diane. The final verdict was Rose of Sharon!

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  5. Those are gorgeous, Lana! I don't have a clue as to what they are as I stink with plants. My mom might know. She has a fabulous green thumb but not the internet. I bet your some of your readers will know exactly what they are!

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    1. Rose of Sharon, which is a hibiscus variety. I'm so glad I asked, because I have never heard of this plant before!

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  6. Aren't blogging friends and readers wonderful? You can find out almost as much as Google from them...with much more fun. I thought it looked like a hibiscus too - but mystery presence in your yard it has been.

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