General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
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

'Danica' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 30, 2016.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 4:53 PM concerning plant:
    I must acknowledge keithp2012 for sending me a plant of this beautiful double syriacus. I'd been hunting for it a couple of years to add to my collection of doubles. He rooted it last year (2017) for me and then sent a picture of its 1st flower to show it was healthy and well rooted before mailing to me. It has gone through a full deciduous cycle, grown a couple of inches, put on all new leaves and is developing a bud at this time, June 2018. I can hardly wait to see that multi-colored flower in person.
Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On May 12, 2022 Bloomed
1st for 2022
tabbycat On March 1, 2022 Plant emerged
All syriacuses are showing green leaf buds.
tabbycat On February 25, 2021 Maintenance performed
Transplanted in a gal. pot of new soil. I notice tips just showing green
tabbycat On April 18, 2020 Bloomed
1st of 2020
tabbycat On February 10, 2020 Plant emerged
2020 leaves are emerging.
tabbycat On October 12, 2019 Potted up
14" branching plant to a 10" pot
tabbycat On May 26, 2019 Bloomed
1st of 2019
tabbycat On April 23, 2019 Potted up
12" plant into 6" pot & new soil.
tabbycat On March 1, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
All leafed out from sproutings Feb.1st.
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