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Old 07-29-2008, 03:09 PM
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QuestionRose of Sharon


I have a wall of my house that faces west, and only gets the intense sun in the afternoon/evening hours. In fact, the temp was 110*F bouncing off the vinyl siding....just a short while ago.

Question is: Will this plant survive the extreme temps? Watering isn't a problem, but I can't be watering it every twenty minutes either. The Home Depot guy said it would 'probably' be okay(but I thought I'd ask the real gardeners here).




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Old 07-29-2008, 03:48 PM
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My exerience is that rose of sharon are virtually indestructable. we don't have consistently high temperatures here but it will reach the high nineties for days at a time. I would think you might be better off planting one that is a decent size though and not try from seed - don't think seedlings would make it. Let's see what others think.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:02 PM
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Home Depot(closest I have to me) has them in 2gallon containers for almost $19/each! Thinking I'd need three to fill the hole that needs to be plugged.



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Old 08-04-2008, 05:26 AM
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Anyone else have an opinion about this?
Was walking through HomeDepot yesterday, and noticed those once again. They have plenty of them, but nothing ever seems to be on clearance. Wife was thinking if they did well, it could be a Labor day planting(if they still have some left). I'm lucky that she's always planning for me to dig holes, weed flower beds, and mow the lawn.....I'll have to get her a gift for all that.







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Old 08-04-2008, 06:19 AM
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Scott,


you mean you actually pull the weeds, dig the holes and mow the lawn? Wish my hubby would. You even go with her to pick out the plants? I had shoulder surgery and still have to dig the holes myself. Your wife is lucky to have you. You can tell her I said that. LOL.
As for the Rose of Sharon bushes. We get temps in the high nineties and sometimes over the 100 mark here to. I have alot of them growing and they do great, not matter the temp. Humming birds love them to. My favorite bird. But a seedling might not make it. I can send you some seeds to start if you want some. Just send me a pm with your addy and I will put a mixture of colors in there for you. Just plant and watch them grow. They will reseed themselves also. I have them coming up everywhere and give them to whoever wants them.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:25 AM
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Here is a good site with lots of info to grow Rose of Sharon:

http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/o...haron0908.html

Here is another:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2070382_grow-rose-sharon.html

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:10 PM
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I have white seeds if you would like to try.


I would not buy one because if you are not shy they are easy to get. They grow VERY easily and if you could pot it and start it in a different part of your garden you could do well. There is something exciting about growing it from a seed too. I have lots of them and many planted starters waiting for someone to love. It is an easy plant but does need plenty of water to begin. My husband says they are some tough plants and I agree. They just want to grow. email me if you want the seeds or I could try and send you some started ones though they would be small? I would have to get creative to mail it too.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:20 PM
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Thread revival!

Finally got one of these to start. Was beginning to think that ever seed I put in the dirt was going to be useless! Now I think it may be too late to put it outside? It's still warm during the day, but it does get do to upper 40's/low 50's during the evening.

Will it survive?
What kind of precautions should I use to keep it alive during the cool evenings?




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I still don't know where the bathroom is? Would it be an outhouse? Or inhouse? Or behind the vehicle? HaHa?Do bears go in the woods?
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by angmf2233 View Post:
Do bears go in the woods?

Yup, and it doesn't stick to their fur! There's a joke in there somewhere but I forget exactly how it goes.......something about a rabbit.






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Uni!!!!!!


Love your little gardening sign so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks you..took me forever to get it on there. I had to bug ZUZU to help me. REALLY!!!


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Love your little gardening sign so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hey


Hey buddy - fill us in - did you actually plant some of the older ones, or did you start some from seed?

These are very, very hardy - They are "weeds" around mature plants here in northern Mass. Don't worry about the 40-50's. They go down to 10-15 below.

But honestly, Hot and Dry doesn't seem like ideal conditions for these guys - I'm interested to see how they would actually do. The farthest south I've ever seen these is Maryland/Virginia.
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