The confederate rose bush, also known as Hibiscus mutabilis, can either be a large shrub or multi-stemmed tree reaching a height of 15 feet. Although commonly called a rose, it's actually in the hibiscus family. This shrub is native to southern China but can be found anywhere that has a mild winter climate. It can be easily propagated from cuttings. Although the shrub is best propagated in the spring, cuttings can be rooted anytime.
Cut individual stems off the bush at 12 inches in length.
Remove all but the two leaves off of each stem.
Fill the jar with water and stand the cuttings up in the jar. Place the jar in an area that receives a decent amount of sun. An east or south window is ideal. Roots should start developing within two weeks. Allow the roots to develop to a length of 2 inches.
Prepare the pots with a high-quality potting mix. Plant one cutting per pot and keep them as houseplants until April.
Locate a spot in your garden that receives full sun or light shade. Dig a hole and plant the cuttings at the same height they were planted in their pots.