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Hibiscus syriacus First Editions® Bali™ (Rose of Sharon)

Rose of Sharon First Editions® Bali™, Shrub Althea First Editions® Bali™, Hibiscus syriacus 'Minfren'

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Hibiscus syriacus First Editions® Bali™ (Rose of Sharon) is an upright vase-shaped, deciduous shrub noted for its semi-double pure white flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), adorned with a bold crimson throat. Blooming from early summer to early fall, each flower lasts about one day and stands out against the green foliage of maple-like leaves. A very useful, structural shrub for the back of the border.

  • Typically grows up to 5-8 ft. tall (150-240 cm) with a spread of 4-7 ft. (120-210 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in neutral to alkaline, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soils. Protect the roots in winter with an organic mulch. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Plant in shrub borders for dramatic summer blooms. Great flowering shrub for foundation plantings, hedges, city gardens, cottage gardens, wall-side borders.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies or powdery mildews. Deer resistant.
  • Little or no pruning required. Prune to keep desired form in early spring. Pruning back to 2-3 buds in late winter may produce larger blooms.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Hibiscus syriacus species is native to south-central and southeast China.
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Rose of Sharon: How to Grow and Care with Success


Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus, is a deciduous shrub that produces showy, hollyhock-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. It is native to Asia and is popular for its late summer blooming season, drought tolerance, and low maintenance.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Shrub Althea, Rose of Sharon
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 4' - 7'
(120cm - 210cm)
Spacing 48" - 84"
(120cm - 210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Painted Lady’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Fifth Dimension’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Cooperi’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Hula Girl’ (Tropical Hibiscus)
Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’ (Rose Mallow)
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Blue River II’ (Hardy Hibiscus)

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Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ (Mock Orange)
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra (Red Mountain Spinach)
Rosa ‘Iceberg’ (Floribunda Rose)
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea (Moor Grass)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus
Common names Shrub Althea, Rose of Sharon
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 4' - 7'
(120cm - 210cm)
Spacing 48" - 84"
(120cm - 210cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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