What is it????
This beauty is growing in the neighbors yard. The flower looks a lot like a Hibiscus but the plant itself does not. I would say the flower is 6-8 inches across.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Hibiscus moscheutos,
Or maybe Hibiscus syriacus, rose of sharon? Kinda depends on where you are, banddaddyd.
H. rosa-sinensis is going to be more tropical. Plus the stamens and pistil are very prominent. Probably would freeze beyond hope north of zone 8. I had H. syriacus in zone 5 where it would be deciduous. H. moscheutos grows in swampy areas but will withstand some freezing, too.
........in Oregon and this is VERY beautiful. I will wait for the seed pod, and see if I can convince the owner to let me harvest on pod, or what ever the seed looks like.
A verbal description follows:
Pink on the outside of the pedal about half of it, and the other a white to off-white; stamin extends 1"-2" and the center of the flower is a burgandy red.
I've never had luck growing malvas from seed I've collected. I've had good luck rooting cuttings, well relatively good luck. Firm new growth about 6-10 inches long, remove lower leaves, cut upper leaves in half or even less, dust with rooting hormone or wash with willow tea. Insert into moist sand, keep tented or domed until growing well, transplant carefully.