23 July 2017 Rose of Sharon

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http://durgan.org/2017/July%202017/23%20July%202017%20Rose%20of%20Sharon/HTML/ 23 July 2017 Rose of Sharon
A row of about 7 Rose of Sharon are starting to bloom. These were twig cuttings literally pushed into the ground about ten years ago and kept watered and they flourished. There is a white and a mauve. It is amazing how there is nothing one day and suddenly the whole shrub is ablaze with color.
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I'm pretty sure this plant is in fact Hibiscus and not Rose of Sharon (Hypericum Calycinum ) Rose of Sharon is a ground cover plant here in the U K, with yellow flowers .There are other species of Hypericum the most common being Hypericum Hidcote which is a medium sized deciduous shrub.
 
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I'm pretty sure this plant is in fact Hibiscus and not Rose of Sharon (Hypericum Calycinum ) Rose of Sharon is a ground cover plant here in the U K, with yellow flowers .There are other species of Hypericum the most common being Hypericum Hidcote which is a medium sized deciduous shrub.
Two completely different plants. Hypericum Calycinum's common name is St. Johns Wort. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a520
While RoS is in the Hibiscus family. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c522
 
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In the U K Hypericum Calycinum is known by two common names , one being St John's wart the other rose of Sharon, thank goodness for Latin names as this somewhat clarifies the situation.
 

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