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Rose of Sharon

Botanical Name
Hibiscus syriacus
Min Zone
Max Zone
8 to 12 feet
6 to 10 feet
Summer to fall: blue, lavender, pink, white; single and double forms
Full sun to part shade
Moist, well-drained, organically rich
Planting & Care
  • Plant balled and burlapped shrubs as soon as possible after purchasing
  • Plant container grown plants in spring or early summer to allow them to establish before winter
  • Prune yearly to remove dead wood and increase flower size
  • Prune the main branches and shorten side shoots to 2 to 3 buds for an impressive flower display
  • Can be severely damaged or killed in extremely cold winters
  • Provide winter protection in the first couple of years, wrap with burlap or hardware cloth filled with evergreen boughs
Leaf spot, blights, canker, rust, aphids, Japanese beetles, scale, nematodes, whitefly
  • Blue Bird - 3 inch, light blue flowers with red throats
  • Minerva - 4 to 5 inch lavender flowers tinged in pink
  • Helene - white flowers with reddish-purple throat

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