I have three Rose of Sharon bushes. They are all in full bloom. I captured this bloom about halfway open. The sun created the shadows with the blue sky in the background. I had to share the beauty with you. The bees have also covered most of the blooms. They are after the pollen. And these blooms are full of pollen. If you are looking for a plant to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and would like to enjoy the hundreds of blooms, this is the plant for you. They grow taller each year. And the best part, they are perennial. They come back every year and are very low maintenance. Nature is so rewarding.