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Post  Bud Alexis on 5/5/2012, 2:07 pm


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Post  gwennifer on 5/17/2012, 12:07 pm

Well I sure don't! Are you wanting to know too? Or are you testing us? cyclops

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Post  Bud Alexis on 5/17/2012, 11:31 pm

It is growing in my flower garden, and don't know if it is a weed or flower. It is about 4 1/2 feet tall now and I am undecided wheather to get rid of it or see if it will make flowers. I tried finding the leaf pattern online and couldn't .

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Post  GWN on 5/18/2012, 12:02 am

I am guessing weed but could you give us a smidgeon more of it to see.....It is so hard to tell sometimes

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Post  Lindacol on 5/18/2012, 12:33 am

Does it look like this?

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t6515-flower-id-please

Still not sure what it is but it is drought tolerant and has a pretty flower.

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Post  littlejo on 5/18/2012, 12:47 am

If it's a test, I couldn't promise a correct answer!



But, my camera is down at the moment, so I went out and pulled a leaf. It looks just like yours. Found a similar pic on the internet. Mine is called a Rose of Sharon. It will get as tall as you let it. Mine are pink or white (different bushes) Mine is about 4.5 feet tall and is getting buds on it now. If this is what it is, then a bird has prob. brought in the seed. I would let it be for a couple wks. to see if this is what it is, it should start to bloom soon. I would not move or trim till it has started blooming, then you can trim to height you want, or it will make a small tree, about 6 ft is the largest I've seen.

I think it's related to the hibiscus.

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Post  walshevak on 5/18/2012, 7:36 am

If it is rose of sharon, it may not bloom until it gets big.



A pretty flower bush that is worth transplanting your seedling to a permanent spot, but out of your SFG. See my signature.

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Post  landarch on 5/18/2012, 8:51 am

It looks like an Althea 9Rose of Sharon) - they bloom in several different colors and they are one of a few shrubs that bloom in the heat of the summer. The only caution is they reseed heavily.

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Post  Bud Alexis on 5/18/2012, 5:27 pm



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Post  Bud Alexis on 5/18/2012, 5:40 pm

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Here are a couple of more pics. Don't know if this will help or not.

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Post  camprn on 5/18/2012, 5:48 pm

A mystery, but surely it will be identifiable when it blooms! Very Happy

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Post  hruten on 5/18/2012, 6:10 pm

It looks like a rose of sharon to me. They do grow fast and produce nice 3" flowers (Pink, purple, and white). I had 4 in central NY that I planted from 1' stems and they were about 3' tall and nicely filled after only 2 years. Perhaps not your choice, but you will probably be better off pruning with it an living with it, or feeding it to the deer, they loved mine!Rolling Eyes

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Post  llama momma on 5/18/2012, 6:14 pm

I was weeding around my holly bushes yesterday and those look like the same thing that grew right around them and close to the stems of my hollies. If it is the same thing as my weeds, they yank out of the soil very easily.

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Post  rowena___. on 5/18/2012, 8:11 pm

i agree with those who believe it is a rose of sharon. i have many of them volunteering in my own yard and have seen them at that stage.

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Post  littlejo on 5/18/2012, 8:43 pm

Bud, I went and got my camera fixed today(I hope!) I've got a few pics and mine are fixing to bloom! Maybe you compare to yours. I did notice on mine that the leaves sort of change shape as they get older or the stems grow longer. Jo








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Post  Bud Alexis on 5/18/2012, 11:24 pm

When you say Rose of Sharon, is that synonymous the Althea? I have a hugh one of those in my front yard. Awesome when it blooms. It is over eight feet tall, and probably at least nine feet wide.


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