rose of sharon – althea

27 Jun

althea 003Rose of Sharon has begun to bloom and will continue through the rest of the season.  These flowers need hot weather to encourage blossoms, and we’ve certainly had that lately.  I have purple and white varieties and occasionally get some that are sort of salmon colored, obviously the result of cross pollination.  So far, only the single-petal varieties have flowers but the double-petalled bush has lots of buds and will no doubt come into bloom soon.

althea 004

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