confederate rose

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Date Photo Taken: June 21, 2011
Location: Newnan,Ga.
Posted By: djsservices


The plant was bought from the master gardeners of Coweta Co. 2010 .Planted last April.


  1. Suzanne Unregistered says:

    I was thinking this is more likely a tropical hibiscus. I always thought confederate rose had deeply lobed leaves.

    June 23rd, 2011 at 9:26 am
  2. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I’ve been learning a little about the Confederate rose hibiscus tonight. What a neat plant! Walter’s site has a few previous post regarding that plant. Just type it into the search box at upper right. Here is one of the links
    Confederate Rose seems to be a double bloom variety. Yours may be another hibiscus. That’s ok. I’ve never met one I didn’t love!

    June 23rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm
  3. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    Well…you said the common name in the title of your post, Confederate Rose. It’s also known as Hibiscus moscheutos, or Swamp Mallow. It is related to Rose-of-Sharon, tropical hibiscus, and okra.

    June 23rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm
  4. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Ok, now I am totally confused. Actually that’s pretty familiar territory these days but, could someone please ‘splain to me why there is so much difference in the leaf and foliage of the confederate rose shown on this link

    June 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  5. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I think Russell is correct except for common name. The pictured plant is indeed swamp mallow….but the name Confederate rose is what most folks use to refer to Hibiscus mutabilis, not Hibiscus moscheutos.

    June 26th, 2011 at 11:01 am
  6. Tom Unregistered says:

    Looks like a hardy hibrid. Jazzberry Jam or FireBall. Walter is right about it not being Confederate rose, definitely not Rose of Sharon.

    August 20th, 2011 at 10:28 am

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