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 red color flowers that bloom make a beautiful addition 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, so don’t think that it is dead.
Rose of Sharon grows 8-10 feet high and 4 - 6 feet wide. Oval in shape it has red blooms in late summer through the fall. Medium-green leaves are coarse.
- You are purchasing a Red Rose of Sharon – 1 Gallon Pot
- Prefers full sun
- Prefers moist, well-drained soil
- Zones 5 - 9