Flower Friday: More Hibiscus (including rose of Sharon) plus Mystery Flower: Oak Leaf Hydrangea? #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus #Hydrangea #Perennials

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

Last time I shared Hibiscus (non-tropical). Here are other 2019 shares:

Today’s share:

More Hibiscus (non-tropical)


On an outing with the kids yesterday, I came across some interesting Hibiscus, including these two rose of Sharon types…


I’d really love to get a few of these rather tall shrub-like hibiscus. The flowers aren’t as big, but the colors are so beautiful.


 These are all hardy: able to be grown as far north as zone 4.

  • Also known as: Rosemallow
  • Scientific name: Hibiscus
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Order: Malvales

Now on to the mystery flower I found on said outing. Could this be Oakleaf Hydrangea?


The leaves remind me of oak trees and the flowers of hydrangeas. What do you think?


Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. Let me know what flowers you’re enjoying right now and of you’re growing any Hibiscus.  Have a great weekend everyone!


30 thoughts on “Flower Friday: More Hibiscus (including rose of Sharon) plus Mystery Flower: Oak Leaf Hydrangea? #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus #Hydrangea #Perennials

  1. starjustin

    I never truly liked the large flowers but they’ve grown on me now. They truly are beautiful and it’s amazing the # of varieties they come in.
    I’ve never come across the mystery one though. Really interesting! 🌺

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    1. No, those aren’t the rose of Sharon, but the two below it are. I probably should have specified that lol. Those yellow cupped leaves are where the seeds will be in a few weeks! I plan to collect some this year from my own, but it’s too early for these. 😉💙

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  2. Definitely an oakleaf hydrangea. I have them across the iron fence in front of the house. The red one, like this one, starts out a pale greenish white and then turns pink and then deep crimson. I think the tag is still on it if you want the actual type of oakleaf that it is.

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    1. Thanks for confirming that, Mackey! I’d love to know the color name. How exciting to know that it changes like that too. I looked some up online and one that reminds me of this one is ‘ruby slippers’, but I can’t be for sure. ❤


    1. Thanks, Jen. I bet you can grow so many year round down there, Jen. The hydrangea is so cool, isn’t it? I love the leaf shape and the interesting colors of the flowers. Really excited to track some down! 😉💚 Have a great weekend.

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