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Hibiscus syriacus Sugar Tip® (Rose of Sharon)

Rose of Sharon Sugar Tip®, Shrub Althea Sugar Tip®, Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott' PP20579


Hibiscus syriacus Sugar Tip® (Rose of Sharon) is a semi-dwarf, bushy deciduous shrub of graceful habit, noted for its soft pink, fluffy, double flowers, packed with more than 40 petals, sometimes adorned with raspberry tints. Blooming prolifically from midsummer to fall, each flower lasts about one day and stands out against the beautifully variegated foliage. The slightly blue-green leaves feature creamy-white patterns around the edges, creating a harmonious pairing with the soft pink flowers. A beautiful shrub that adds beauty and interest before and beyond the bloom time.

  • Typically grows up to 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm) with a spread of 4-6 ft. (120-180 cm). Produces few to no seeeds - low maintenance!
  • A full sun lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, organically rich soils, but tolerates poor soils. Tolerant of drought, salt, heat and humidity.
  • Fairly pest and disease free. Watch for aphids, mealybugs and thrips. Deer resistant.
  • Plant in shrub borders for dramatic summer blooms. Great flowering shrub for foundation plantings, hedges or screens.
  • Prune to shape in spring. Pruning back to 2-3 buds in late winter may produce bigger blooms.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

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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 Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 84" (150cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


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 Hibiscus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 84" (150cm – 210cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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