First flowering of unknown Rose of Sharon

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Date Photo Taken: 9 August 2011
Location: Marietta, GA (Indian Hills)
Posted By: Rose_Admirer

Notes:

There were 2 naturally propagated plants from my large colony of 26-year old lovely single Lavendar blooms. Each growth was approximately 8 or 9 feet tall.
The colony has been visited every year by many bees, butterflies and also many hummingbirds.
The flowers bear a close likeness to the Helene cultivar; except the crimson center does no display the pronounced spikes on the petals. And finally, the flowers appear to be arranged as a “semi-double”.
Photos were taken last summer after several weeks of blooming – on both of the single plants.
Respectfully,
Robert

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