In this particular picture above, there are pink, white and you can barely see a piece of a lavender flower in the lower right side of the picture.
I had a very difficult time trying to get the lavender blooms to show up in lavender. But I think in the picture above you can see the difference in color between the pink & the lavender blooms.
Above are pink & white blooms...they are just so beautiful. Some of the bushes are solid color bushes and others have either two, or three colors within the same bush.
I was saying they grow like weeds because these bushes come up EVERYWHERE...Anywhere one of their seeds fall, a new bush will sprout up and I think that probably birds must carry the seeds around also because these seeds are too heavy to be carried by the wind, but they can sprout 300 feet away from the parent plants. We are constantly fighting off these bushes and it's best to plant them where you can mow around them to keep them from spreading.
I really love these beauties and I think I may just plant some more, here & there, in the yard away from my flower beds of course.
Our neighbor has a different variety of the Rose of Sharon...Her flowers are filled with petals...very fluffy looking and you can't see the stamen in the center. They also don't spread, so I am assuming they are some sort of hybrid flower. I love the way mine look and I love the different colors and even though we are constantly fighting them off, I still would plant them again.