Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene') 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


Beloved Around the World: the HibiscusBeloved Around the World: the Hibiscus
September 3, 2015

Love for hibiscuses extends literally around the world. There are several hundred species in this large genus of flowering annuals and perennials. Here we'll focus on three main flower types, three species, and their distinctive characteristics.

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'Helene' was a featured
Plant of the Day for May 16, 2016.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 5, 2012 1:16 PM

White with a red eye, triploid. Introduction by National Arboretum.

National Arboretum: "Shrub triploid, densely branched. Leaves glabrous, dark green, triangular or rhombic-ovate, mostly 3-lobed, 7-10cm long, 4-7cm wide, margins toothed and notched. Flowers waxy, campanulate, undulate, heavy ruffled, 10-15cm diam. Petaloids 3-20, twisted, lanceolate, white with pink. received: Jul-1980."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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of the Day: Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Helene') by Horntoad May 15, 2016 6:01 PM 0
Rose Of Sharon ID by kidfishing Jul 22, 2015 11:18 AM 6
One of my favorite Hardy Hibs - what are yours? by SongofJoy Jun 20, 2016 12:44 PM 32
INTEREST thread for next CO-OP Cannas, EE, Lilys, herbs,fruit,veggie,hibiscus,?? by chefmike92 Feb 24, 2013 6:44 PM 53
Thinking on the names issues - synonyms, cultivar names, trade names, etc by dave Jul 16, 2012 3:59 PM 76

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