Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley') 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


'Lady Stanley' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 5, 2016.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 5, 2012 6:56 AM

Flower color is very light pink (almost white) with a dark red/crimson eye. Bloom is 8-9 inches across, medium proliferous double, basal petaloids are developed like petals, other upper petaloids are small, gynoecium looks normal, diaphysis, late bloomer.

Plant is a medium-sized, slightly weak grower. Leaf is medium size, incised.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 9:57 PM

A generous gardener sent me about 5 cuttings last year to try to root. Three did and are now healthy, growing 7-inch plants. They are part of the double syriacus collection I started 3 years ago. I hope to see the beautiful double pink flower this summer on at least one of them.

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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On July 31, 2019 Bloomed
Several buds started opening today
tabbycat On June 19, 2019 Bloomed
2nd & good size flower opened today. It's a true double pale pink I love.
tabbycat On April 21, 2019 Bloomed
1st bloom is tiny but fully opened today, Easter. Shades of pink & double.
tabbycat On March 1, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Sprouting new leaves for 2019 since Feb. 14.
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of the Day: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Lady Stanley') by Horntoad Sep 4, 2016 6:01 PM 0

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