Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo') 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'
Plant Spread: 6 to 10'
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


'Hamabo' was a featured
Plant of the Day for March 4, 2016.

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Location: Heighleygate garden centre, NorthumberlandDate: 2009-08-09
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Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire UKDate: 2018-09-01
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Apr 19, 2012 11:54 AM

'Hamabo' is a mid-sized, deciduous shrub with dark-green leaves. In summer and autumn it has blush-pink flowers with a conspicuous red blotch at the base of each petal. Flowers are red, pale-pink in Summer and Autumn.

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn. Deciduous.

Habit: Erect

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 4:51 PM

I got seeds for these in the seed swap here Nov. 2017. I planted them Feb 1st, 2018 indoors and they have grown very well. I have 5 plants that are now 6 inches tall with 5 nice leaves each. At present they are in 4" pots on my porch, where they get filtered sun most of the day. I water them every 5 days with rain water from my rain barrel. By fall I'll have to move them up to 6" pots. I can hardly wait for their lovely flowers I've seen in pictures. Maybe by next year they will be old enough for flowers.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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of the Day: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Hamabo') by Horntoad Mar 3, 2016 6:01 PM 0
want hibiscus hamabo seeds by laszloszakszon Nov 8, 2013 7:45 PM 4

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