Mugungwha, translated as "immortality " in Korean
The first record of Hibiscus syricus in Korea dates back 1,400 years . After being liberated from Japan following WWII, the Koreans chose it as their national flower because it was in bloom on their independence day, August 15. That's also around the time it blooms in my garden but this year, due to the unusual weather we've had, it's a month early.
I love this shrub because of its endless blooms that last for about 3 months. In addition, it's very adaptable and hardy, rarely prone to disease, making it an ideal plant for this zone.
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