Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Confederate Rose

My husband, who probably thought this was a weed when he obligingly planted it a few years ago because he admittedly knows nothing about plants, looked at our Confederate Rose today and said, "That's pretty. You should take a picture of that." So, I did since I'm such an obedient wife. Seriously, I thought that was a great idea because it is gorgeous. It does really well in this climate. We have some of these at our Farm which is about 70 miles north of here and they don't do nearly as well there. Maybe some of you know another name for them but we always just call them Confederate Rose---I think they're a member of the hibiscus family. Please let me know if you know more about these plants (or trees).

Filled with buds just waiting to burst open

When they open they're white, but by the end of the day, the bloom is a deep pink.

Be sure to stop by Susan's Outdoor Wednesday for more outdoor pictures.


  1. It is such a lovely shade of pink. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

  2. What lovely roses! I love roses. Thanks for sharing with me!