A Confederate Rose CuttingPosted: November 14, 2016
The Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) is one of my favorite Fall bloomers.
I was trimming my Confederate Rose and decided to stick some of the cuttings into my rooting pot. They rooted in no time, which is why in the South, they are great Passalong plants. It is nice to imagine friends and family sharing their plants with each other as the population moved west.
As I already had a large Confederate Rose, I was not that interested in another one, so I stuck the cutting in a broken plastic pot filled with old dirt. Basically, it looked like a big stick in a pot.
It grew well and rewarded me with its gorgeous flowers. If you follow my blog, you know I can’t get enough of them.
Here are some photos of the Confederate Rose as it turned from morning white to dark pink in the evening.