The Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea, is a deciduous, ornamental, hardy shrub. It brings a bit of tropic beauty to more temperate climates. It is a member of the Hibiscus genus. The beautiful purple color flowers that bloom make a beautiful sight to your landscape. Hummingbirds and butterflies love these shrubs. So if you love to watch them make sure you plant some outside your deck or patio. Great used for borders, hedges, life fences, and screens. Unlike other shrubs their leaves do not start appearing until late spring to early summer. The Rose of Sharon is a heat lover shrub as it can stand up to summer’s heat.
The Purple Rose of Sharon grows 8-10 feet high and 4 - 6 feet wide. Oval in shape it has purple blooms in late summer through the fall. Medium-green leaves are coarse.
- Purchase Purple Rose of Sharon Bare Root - 3 pack
- Prefers full sun
- Prefers moist, well-drained soil
- Zones 5 - 9