Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Double White') in the Roses of Sharon Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Comments:
Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 13, 2018 9:33 PM

I bought a 10-inch plant last fall from Almost Eden Plants here in Louisiana. It has grown to 15 inches this June and is setting buds now. I started collecting double syriacus varieties of all colors 3 years ago. Many gardeners have sent me cuttings of pinks, reds, lavenders, blended colors & some with variegated leaves. Most are "named" varieties. It all started with a family heirloom one, 'Lucy,' I've had 8 years. Several will have 1st blooms this summer, so it will be very exciting and rewarding.

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