This is the first year this plant has bloomed for me and I really like what I see. It was a good surprise to see the pastel pink flower color which goes perfect with the other flowers in the same bed. The bi-color leaves were a good find for me, as they make the plant interesting not just when it is in bloom.
It was two falls ago that I spotted a large flowering shrub in a few places in town. After asking around, I learned it was a Rose of Sharon that I had admired. Then the search for the plant of my desire at a neighborhood nursery. I got lucky again, and found it at a newer nursery that was not far away.
I just read up on this plant in the internet and am now aware of some of its downsides. We’ll see how I feel about it in another year, but I do think I’ll move some near-by plants a bit farther away, as this could grow quite big.