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1A low shrub with dense foliage and large golden-yellow flowers, native to SE Europe and Asia Minor and widely cultivated for ground cover.
- ‘Spring Bloomers - Azaleas, rhododendrons and rose of Sharon bushes make a great ‘background’ for hummingbird gardens.’
- ‘She extracts subjects from the text - pomegranates, the rose of Sharon, the ‘lily among thorns ‘- and paints each with a deliberateness that bridges the familiar and the sacred, the tangible and the mysterious.’’
- ‘I first noticed the hardy shrub called rose of Sharon while traveling one midsummer across the southern plains.’
- ‘Summer- and fall-blooming shrubs include such plants as abelia, beautyberry, butterfly bush, rose of Sharon, crepe myrtle and summersweet.’
- ‘I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.’
- 1.1 (in biblical use) a flowering plant of unknown identity.
- ‘You are the rose of Sharon, the fairest of the fair.’
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