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Pure white hibiscus syriacus

Pure white hibiscus syriacus

Just starting to flower. Inherited plant.
Common name on this continent is "Rose of Sharon ".

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Was just wondering whether to buy a Rose of Sharon plant for a shady,dry area here...this would be the common Hypericum with the yellow flower related to your beautiful shrub,Klahanie.

22 Aug, 2022


Yes you call Hypericum a Rose of Sharon in England. We call Hypericum "Saint John's wort" here. Complicated.... that is why using the botanical names is most useful in descriptions.
They are not related.
I also have the Hypericum Hidcote you are thinking of getting Julia. Mine is doing well here in a shady and dry area,

22 Aug, 2022


That's helpful Klahanie.thank you..there are very few shrubs which grow in those conditions.

23 Aug, 2022


Hypericum is also called Saint John’s wort here … quite a spreader, but as you say, useful in shade.

23 Aug, 2022


I believe that Julia is talking about the "shrub form" (?) Hypericum, Sheila.
I think Siris also grows it.

Yes, the ground covering Saint John’s wort is aggressive spreader ....I have it in many places also. Once established, it can be difficult to remove .

23 Aug, 2022


I do like this Klahanie, a totally white Hibiscus.
Very lovely..

23 Aug, 2022


Thank you Janey. I do love white flowers in the garden.

24 Aug, 2022


Yes, how they sparkle at dusk!

25 Aug, 2022


Yes, I do like the purity of colour. Very luminous too.

26 Aug, 2022

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