Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') 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
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

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'Aphrodite' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 5, 2016.

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Location:  My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-31
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-08-02
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-09-09
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 8/10/2011a young 'Aphrodite'
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-07-29
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 3, 2012 3:50 PM

Plant is approximately 3 ft. high by 3 ft. wide in 14 years, It has a compact growth habit. Leaves are dark green.

Flowers firm-textured, slightly cupped, medium-rose with dark red-purple eye spot.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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of the Day: Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite') by Horntoad Oct 4, 2016 6:01 PM 0
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