Vigorous and summer-blooming, Rose-of-Sharon is a large, deciduous shrub that originates from Asia. It has an upright, bushy habit and a tendency to spread and seed itself in, if given the opportunity. Throughout the growing season it has lustrous, lobed, palm-shaped leaves of medium green. From mid to late summer it produces medium to large, open, funnel-shaped blooms that have a papery appearance. These may be white, lavender, red, pink or purple, depending on the cultivar. Double and semi-double selections are available.
Rose-of-Sharon grows best in full to partial sun and fertile loam with even moisture and good drainage. It is easy to grow and well-suited as an informal hedge or screen. Nice additions to mixed shrub borders or may be planted as landscape specimens. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus - Hibiscus
Species - Syriacus
Common name - Rose Of Sharon
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 8'-12' / 2.40 - 4 m
Spread - 6'-10' / 2 - 3 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Bloom season - Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Purple, pink
Sow seeds indoors from February to April.
Soak seeds overnight and sow 2 mm deep in a well drained potting mix.
Place in very bright and warm (~+22-25) location until germination.
Germination normally takes 7-14 days.
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