What variety is this?
We were looking for a particular rose of sharon variety and just discovered your forum. Years ago we rented a house with a lovely rose of sharon in the back yard, and hope someone will be able to identify it from my hazy description:
Overall shape was a typical "V" ~8-10 ft tall. What set this one apart was its double flowers, lavender-pink with darker purple centers, which closed and turned BLUE as they faded. The overall effect was a two-tone bush blooming all summer.
Unfortunately, our landlady didn't know the variety; her dog dug out half the root system and it died before we could get a start, but we always wanted to find another.
tia - Mike and Donna