If you’ve been following along for a couple of months or more, you may recognize these flowers from my Stories! This is a collage of some of my Confederate Rose blooms (it’s actually a woody shrub Hibiscus). And no, your eyes aren’t fooling you - the blooms are notorious for their different colors! 💗
This plant was given to me as a gift, from one of my husband’s patients. I had no idea what the plant was when I received it, because as you can see in the last photo, it was given to me as a small propagate (remember that plant term? 😉). Once my husband gave me the name of the plant, I looked it up, and realized, “holy cow! This this is going to be gorgeous and big!”. So I stuck the plant in a big tree container, because I was worried about putting it into the ground here and then leaving it someday, when we move. The plant took off, and flowered in the fall (they only flower once a year). However, after we had that early November frost, the plant came to a halt and the future blooms all died. Luckily, I was able to cut it back and send it into dormancy until the spring, when I will put it into the ground.
If you are looking for a beautiful fall-blooming plant that grows well, and without much fuss - this is your plant! The blooms aren’t too fragrant, but they don’t really need to, because the big, vibrant blooms alone are enough to attract pollinators (mostly bees and hummingbirds)! Also, you can take propagates from this plant to make even more plants for free!! 🌺 My only warning, is that you have a big enough space for this woody shrub that can grow up to 15 feet with a 10 foot spread! 😲
🌱🌱 Anyone out there already growing this plant in their yard? 👋🏼 Want a more in-depth guide on how to grow the Confederate Rose/Hibiscus shrub or any other plants? Contact me through DM or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m here to help support you and guide you on your gardening journey! 🌱🌱