hybiscus question

sue_in_nova_scotiaSeptember 7, 2005

Hello hybiscians...1. Is there two types of hybiscus? I bought 3 plants this year that are labled "rose mallow" and have the large dinner plate blooms and says 2 ft tall. I have seen a plant that appears to be 12 ft tall and more shrub like in someones yard...Are 'rose of sharron' and 'rose mallow the same thing? 2. Also is it possible to get seeds from shrub type (if it is different) and grow that from seed in zone 5b?

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halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Rose of Sharon and Rose Mallow are not the same thing.the first one is a hardy to your zone shrub,has small blooms and can be grown from seeds.Rose Mallow is a hardy perennial,but dies to the grand after frost.Has dinner plate size blooms and propagation from seeds is rather challengeing.lots about Hibiscus can be found online.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2005 at 9:43PM
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Thank you very much for the information...So the large bush I spied was "rose of Sharon" and so in theory I could ask its owner for seed and get that lovely plant! Yeah!!!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2005 at 8:22AM
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I have a Rose Mallow that I planted two seasons ago. This year it was absolutely spectacular. It is about 6ft tall. I was just wondering how I get it ready for the winter. I live in Whitby, Ontario.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2006 at 2:00PM
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