Also called Confederate Rose, Cotton Rose, Cotton Rose Mallow. The genus name Hibiscus is Latin for mallow, and the species name mutabilis is Latin for change, as the blossoms of this large shrub to multi-stemmed tree start out white and as they age, then turn light pink, to dark pink. It is a very fast grower reaching 10 to 12 feet high and 8 to 10 feet across in zones 9-10, and around 6-8 feet tall in zones 7-8. With its color changing 4 to 5-inch double flowers atop the lush deep green foliage, this makes an excellent specimen in the yard, also it's attractiveness to bees and butterflies make it a great addition to the butterfly garden. Plant this deciduous shrub in full sun to part shade, in well-drained, rich soil. Bloom time is summer through fall. Hardy in zones 7-10. Can be grown in a container for a sunny patio or balcony and brought inside to a sunny window.