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Althaea, Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea, Rose of Althea;
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Deciduous shrub or small tree with triangular-rhombic usually 3-lobed leaves and single or double lavander to pinkish flowers and included staminal column bearing anthers along most length.
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Hibiscus syriacus from Kud , J & K: Hibiscus syriacus L., the Rose of Sharon, Shrub althaea
Photographed from Kud, J & K on June 20, 2011


I think I spotted similar plants in California garden too.


Yes, its used as a hedge plant, grows very thick, when planted close and  pruned constantly, even in cold northern states and Canada…. and sometimes the flowers (if buds were not pruned away) peek out…
very common in North American states…



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Photographed at Assam

but the petal outline is very different from what is classically thought of and identified as Rose of Sharon… Hibiscus syriacus… may be a regional difference in the outer appearance… perhaps the features that really make one a Rose of sharon are intact… ..?

I will upload my specimen today they are in  queue … after a few others….



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Malvaceae Week: Hibiscus syriacus from Kashmir, Kud and DelhiHibiscus syriacus L., Sp. pl. 2:695. 1753
Common names: rose-of-Sharon, shrub-althaea, Syrian ketmia
Deciduous shrub or small tree with triangular-rhombic usually 3-lobed leaves and single or double lavander to pinkish flowers and included staminal column bearing anthers along most length.
A common shrub of temperate climates, some times also grown in warm climates.
Photographed from Kashmit, Kud and from Delhi.


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Malvaceae week 0905-9112011 UD 011 Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon Small tree:

1: Unlike the tropical Hibiscus this Rose of Sharon grows in the cold freezing winters, tolerated snow that hangs around for 2- 3 months, sometimes longer… grows into a small tree, over 20 to 30 years that I have seen … may be longer…
2:  This is a biblical tree:  Song of Solomon 2:1 of Old Testament
“ I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.”
The valley being in the modern  middle eastern regions…
3: Many years ago  I saw an exhibit of botanical drawings of  these flowers of the garden of  Chateau de Malmaison, Josephine’s gardens… the drawings were by Pierre Joseph Redouté  … the delicacy of the colors he
chose has stayed with me…  during the same week I also saw a real life  Rose of Sharon tree and its white flowers…  Redouté ‘s Rose of  Sharon  and real live Rose of Sharon…   sort of merged…    and so I was very surprised to see deep pink and violet flowers… couldn’t believe it… reference books told me it was ok to have these colors…
Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Malvoideae
Tribus: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species:   Hibiscus syriacus
These trees were planted about 20 years ago, in a valley 70 miles north of NY… in a peaceful meadow … judge for yourself in fig 1 …  These is white flowered tree  and other  has deep pink flowers that change to magenta to violet as they age and close…
I have never seen fruits on these trees… overall height is about 10 feet now, but the gardener had lopped off the tops several times during the summer… if he had not, no telling how tall they would have become…
The last picture is  white Rose of Sharon I photographed thru the windshield while waiting to turn into the street … that tree is also about 15-18 year old, and lopped off several times….


Interesting to share that the National Flower of S. Korea is a Malvaceae member.
Its Hibiscus syriacus L…..locally known as ‘Mughungwa’, means eternity.
The flower can be seen even in the National Emblem of S. Korea.
Yesterday photographed them from my Institute’s campus.

You can get more information from the below cited link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_syriacus



The white flower is from my friends garden in Bremen. Sept. 2011
The other flowers are from my garden in Ritterhude. Sept 2010

I hope all Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of sharon

Very nice colors and pictures, …  they look like rose of sharon to me

quick way to know would be: Do these die with snow? or survive the winter and the snow…
if they survive and thrive… they would be more likely  rose of sharon… than garden variety hibiscus …
I have submited two plants of rose of sharon… would be a nice comparison…

I could not understand “Do these die with snow?”
Incidently, this is one tree (normally a shrub but older ones become almost a tree) I know since I was in class 1 of school. In compound of our school, there was no grass left because of nearly 500-600 students playing in a
small area of not more that 1 hectare or so. There were about 20 trees of this in the area we used to play in lower classes, and the tree is characteristic as ground was littered with fallen flowers and we would often
pick them up and play as children. The tree being deciduous loses all its leaves in autumn when ground would be littered with leaves. The tree remaining leafless in winter till new leaves and then flowers appear in
March-April.
Did you mean that as die in snow?

1 if they die… they are the annual hibiscus our JABAKUSUM…  that does not survive ny or europan winter outside… 2 if it survives… most like its the tree ..rose of sharon .  a laymens easy way to start the diagnosis in one’s garden..!!!

oh, this tree that you describe is indeed rose of sharon from its history alone…


We don’t use the term annual for trees or shrubs

If they lose leaves in winter they are deciduous trees or shrubs (apple, pear, cherry, willow, poplar)
If leaves persist year round  they are evergreen trees and shrubs (pines, mango, jamun, Eucalyptus, guava, etc.)
Only in herbs the plant dies and the springs up from seeds only (Annual herb-pansy, aster, calendula, candy tuft, etc) or from perennating  underground rhizome, bulb, etc. (perennial herb-Dahlia, Iris, Ginger, daffodils etc.) during the growiong season.

Yes… basic botany 101 , thanks.. But I was talking only about na bha’s flowering plant…   if they die off
totally in winter ( in NY or northern Europe when out in the garden) these
“plants” are  they not ROSE of sharon….
Since .. had identified her plant as Hibiscus I was telling her why it was not. a jabakusum…
jabakusm hibiscus would die in her gadren in snow and winter, rose of sharon wil not…
that’s all I was getting at…  I was giving her a differential diagnosis like we do in medicine… 🙂

They survive the winter. I am lazy, I plant only things that I don’t have to dig out before winter.

I interpreted it that way. I also have one room Hibiscus, which will die with snow. The color is beautiful, but i think, I did not take a foto this februar. But I can send the foto od the plant. perhaps experts can notice the difference.
Give me a few more days.



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Malvaceae week :Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)-MN100911: Sending a photo of Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon). I have heard that this plant set seeds, but in my plant  has not produced any seeds. I have tried hand pollination, but no luck. What could be reason.
Place: Dombivli
Date:  1.1.11
Habitat: Cultivated

Hibiscus syriacus from Hotel Himalayan Paradise
Cultivated along the way to Hotel


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Hibiscus: Sharing some of the images I took on Hibiscus from Pondicherry on 15.09.2011.


This species was identified as Hibiscus syriacus by ….. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hibiscus_Syriacus.JPG 



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Hibiscus syriacus : Pahalgam : 301011 : AK-5: : Hibiscus syriacus or Rose of Sharon taken at Pahalgam in Sept,11, Flower with multiple petals. Seen for the first time.


Beautiful. I have a plant, but not seeding. I tried hand pollination but failed. Are the plants in Kashmir produce seeds?


Could be….not too sure if the plants produce seeds.



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Hibiscus syriacus-MN031211: Sending a photo of Hibiscus syriacus from my garden.



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Hibiscus for identification 290612MK03: : Please help me in identifying this Hisbiscus found in a private estate in Valparai town. The flowers were 10cm across and leaves are c.8 cm long. The height of shrub was about 2 metres. Thank you.

Place: Valparai, TN
Date: 19 06 2012

Alt: c. 940 m ASL


looks like Alcea rosea


Alcea is an annual and Hibiscus is a perinneal


This is Hibiscus syriacus, commonly known as ‘Rose of Sharon’.


Yes Hibiscus syriacus, very commonly cultivated in Kashmir


Many thanks for the id of Hibiscus syriacus L. native to China.



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Malvaceae Fortnight: Hibiscus syriacus from Kud , J & K-GSJULY28/28  :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Hibiscus syriacus L., the Rose of Sharon, Shrub althaea

Photographed from Kud, J & K on June 20, 2011



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Hibiscus syriacus L., Sp. pl. 2:695. 1753

Common names: rose-of-Sharon, shrub-althaea, Syrian ketmia
Deciduous shrub or small tree with triangular-rhombic usually 3-lobed leaves and single or double lavander to pinkish flowers and included staminal column bearing anthers along most length.
A common shrub of temperate climates, some times also grown in warm climates.

Photographed from Kashmit, Kud and from Delhi.



These pics were taken from Chakrata, for a shrub planted in a hotel premises..

I hope this should be Hibiscus syriacus, please correct, if otherwise..



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Hibiscus Sp for ID. Photo taken at a garden in Pithoragad, Uttarakhand.


Looks like Hibiscus syriacus ‘Jeanne D’Arc’.



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Cultivated plant with Pink flowers.

Flowering was over and I was lucky to get a few blooming.


searching might have gotten you some fruits. one always hopes for them. unless they planted sterile plants


Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ ?;
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At Roha, Maharashtra- May’10; Hibiscus spp. – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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Virat nagar Forest nursery Jaipur- 18.8.2009; local nursery at Dombivli, Maharashtra- April’10?; Balgarden Srinagar on June 17, 2010; Haridwar, Uttarakhand- 17.7.10; Vancouver; Hibiscus syriacus from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups Hibiscus for Id. – efloraofindia | Google Groups ID(ID-DKB166) – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Ornamental Hibiscus for validation:
Request for validation of cultivated Hibiscus syriacus from Bilaspur. Photographed in April 2021.


Yes!


 

 


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