A few photos of our Rose of Sharon.
When we first moved into our house, we were looking for someway to hedge in our backyard. We didn't really want to put up a fence, so settled on planting a sort of hedge. In one of those really cheap garden catalogs, I found a deal for 24 Rose of Sharon plants for something like $9.99. They arrived and looked pathetic. It was just a bunch of twigs, really. Having our doubts, we still planted them in a line on each side of our yard.
Fast forward about 20 years and we now have huge gorgeous trees filled with bright pink double blossoms. While the flowers are absolutely beautiful, they weren't really what I wanted. What I wanted was the single blossoms that I associated with Rose of Sharon.
Thanks to Proven Winners, I now have my Rose of Sharon - Orchid Satin. Isn't it gorgeous!! I absolutely love it! It's a soft pale pink color with a deeper pink center. I've planted it up in the front of my yard, it's replacing a butterfly bush that was long past it's prime.