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

Common names
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Hibiscus
  • Althea
Also sold as:
  • Elegantissima
  • Elegantissimus

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

  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 9:57 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On May 1, 2022 Bloomed
1st of all syriacus to bloom in 2022
tabbycat On March 1, 2022 Plant emerged
all syriacuses showing green leaf buds
tabbycat On May 8, 2021 Bloomed
1st flower of '21
tabbycat On March 4, 2021 Plant emerged
Both just green tips
tabbycat On February 25, 2021 Transplanted
Both in new soil & 1 gal. pots. 1 is 12" other 18"
tabbycat On April 16, 2020 Bloomed
1st bloom of 2020 on 1 plant then July 20 on 2nd plant
tabbycat On February 10, 2020 Plant emerged
1st leaves of 2020 sprouting on 1 plant. Other is fully leaved out having sprouted in January.
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 February 14, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Sprouting new leaves
SuperHappyCamper On August 8, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from backyard nursery.
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