Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Hibiscus 'Purpureus variegatus'

Hibiscus 'Purpureus variegatus'
variegated rose of sharon
Common name variegated rose of sharon
Family malvaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5-9)
Flowers dark maroon (summer)
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Now here's an unusual rose of sharon! It has cream-and-green variegated foliage, attractive all growing season long, and dark maroon button flowers. Buttons, because they never open up like a regular rose of sharon flower does. This not only looks cool, but it also makes them last a lot longer. I'm surprised this is not more commonly grown.

Hibiscus 'Purpureus variegatus'
Once in a while a branch will come in with all-white leaves. Not necessarily pretty, but looks interesting anyway...

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Hibiscus 'Purpureus variegatus'

Visitors to this page have left the following comments

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments