It's a Southern Thing!

Yea, it's a Southern Thing!   A beautiful bouquet of confederate rose and sweater pumpkins for my southern dining table?  This hibiscus cousin doesn't have the most attractive history but what a beautiful flower!  Myth has it during the civil war a confederate soldier wounded from battle, bled next to the "Hybiscus Mutabilis"  or changeable hibiscus, his blood making the bloom change color.

This could be a story from "Gone With The Wind" but I have certainly adopted this beautiful plant into my garden.  As you can see the blooms are a beautiful light pink that change to almost red by the end of day.  Even though this flower hails from China, I am glad our southern climate brings it home to the South called, the Confederate Rose.

I highly recommend this rose to any flower enthusiast.

Debby went shabby south!


  1. I love all roses and have had some very pretty ones. However, have not seen this beauty of yours.

  2. Lovely flowers despite the tragic myth!


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