Confederate Rose

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The Confederate Rose is not a rose at all but a Hibiscus mutabilis.  This shrub begins blooming in mid October through November extending the blooming time in the garden.  These photos were taken over three days.  This particular Confederate Rose starts out pure white, changes to delicate pink and ends in a dark rose color.


2 Comments on “Confederate Rose”

  1. Sheryl says:

    The flowers are lovely–and it’s really interesting how the color changes across the life of the flower.

  2. These are pretty common on the Coast of North Carolina. I have grown them from cuttings but this far inland they are nipped by frost just as they begin to bloom in November.


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