Rose of SharonFriday, June 19, 2015
The shrub has never had a flower this big before. The blooms that were on the shrub when I brought it home about five years ago were only about two-third of this size.
The petals are thicker than the petals of my usual H. rosa-sinensis blooms. Both flowers measures close to 5 inches in diameter.
This time round, the flower has two extra petals. The flower (that I'd shown in earlier post) behind is wilting after it opened the day before.
How strange to see a short shrub bearing such a huge bloom!
Since I took so many pics of this bloom, here is another pic for your admiration ;-)
A butterfly finding nectar from the flower...
The pic below shows the flower close to its actual colour i.e. lavender. The eye is dark red. Because the colour is rich and the size of the bloom is big, I thought this is probably a variety called 'Minerva'.
Can anyone confirm the variety?
Happy growing Rose of Sharon!