Hibiscus mutabilis is an old-fashioned perennial or shrub hibiscus better known as the Confederate rose. It tends to be shrubby or treelike in Zones 9 and 10, though it behaves more like a perennial further north. Flowers are double and are 4 to 6 inches in diameter; they open white or pink, and change to deep red by evening. The 'Rubra' variety has red flowers. Bloom season usually lasts from summer through fall. Propagation by cuttings root easiest in early spring, but cuttings can be taken at almost any time. When it does not freeze, the Confederate rose can reach heights of 12 to 15 feet with a woody trunk; however, a multi-trunk bush 6 to 8 feet tall is more typical. Once a very common plant throughout the South, Confederate rose is an interesting and attractive plant that grows in full sun or partial shade, and prefers rich, well-drained soil.
I will try to save seed they are very easy to mold before they dry enough to gather.
There is one in the parking lot of the Littleton Street Methodist Church in Camden that is a tree, and is just gorgeous every fall. Most of Camden is Zone 7, but I always thought the microclimate must be a little warmer there for it to thrive so.
Mine is tree form, too, but it's up against the house on the south side, so it's very sheltered. It's also too big for that spot...I expected it to take the shrub form! I plan on cutting it down this spring and making lots and lots of little Confederate Rose plants.[/QUOTE
Cut some of mine down before frost hit's them.Cut into piece's.I have a large tote i fill it with good potting soil stick my cutting in the soil close together.Cover with straw and wait till they peep out in the spring then transplant.
WOW! Congratulations! Don't know..
Is that the same color as when you received it?It was a bouquet of lite pink rosebud's.The rose is different than the bouqet roses.
Is it now in the same place you started it or was it potted and transplanted?It's still in the pot I rooted it in.Waiting for it to grow will Trans plant in the Spring.
How many stems now and when did you plant it?It has two stem's now and a bud.
You can ask the florist,she may know, but don't count on it.Don't know the florist came ups.
That is great!