Rose of Sharon-Hibiscus syriacus

This beautiful flowering shrub, the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), loves the summer heat.
In midsummer, the Rose of Sharon, also known as hardy hibiscus or althaea, bursts into bloom and bring a bit of tropical beauty to more temperate climates.
The delightful flowers with satin-smooth petals, come in shades of white, lavender, pink and red with lots of variety in between.
Rose of Sharon-Hibiscus syriacus
Rose of Sharon bushes grow to a medium sized shrub 2m(7ft) tall and are very popular as hedges and border plants. They can be trimmed for a neat, colorful hedge at the desired size and they blooms from summer through fall.
Rose of Sharon-pink
Rose of Sharon bushes love to be in full sun all day long and they don't need much care.
White Rose of Sharon-macro photography
Althea bushes attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, though here by us, we have just the tropical look of the flowers, no hummingbirds. I've never seen such a magic little bird, that can also fly backwards.
Rose of Sharon-hardy hibiscus

This is my contribution to Macro Flowers Saturday. See macro photos from other contributors and join the fun.

12 comments:

Janie said...

These are just beautiful. I can see why birds and butterflies would be attracted.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful flowers.
Great photographs.
Costas

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Beautiful photos and plant!

Tes said...

Magnificent macros. Heavenly hibiscus!

AL said...

Oh my gosh, oh my goodness! I can't say anything but that!

Greyscale Territory said...

These photos highlight how stunning this flower is! Simply beautiful!

Kiki said...

Such a gorgeous series..awesome..inspiring and beautiful ..i love it!
Kiki~

BJ Roan said...

A beautiful series of shots. I love the way they look in bright sunshine!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These flowers are spectacular. Their beauty is really unmatched and you've captured them so well.

Dani said...

Thank you for this delightful and informative post. Great captures.

Judy said...

I love hibiscus flowers, of all colours! These rose of Sharon flowers are just perfect!

Joke van de Klift said...

What a beautiful flowers are the hibiscus!!!
Very nice picture's, thanks for looking on your blog.
Loevely greeting,
Joke.

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