Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy') in the Roses of Sharon Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 8 to 12 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
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

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 8, 2012 6:40 AM

Flower is double, magenta with a rose/red eye, 3-4 inches in diameter. Proliferous double, diaphysis, well developed petaloids are longer than petals. Outer petals recurved.

Medium tall, good grower. Leaf is small size, incised.

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tabbycat On July 28, 2019 Bloomed
5' bush is covered with flowers right now. I took a picture.
tabbycat On May 1, 2019 Bloomed
1st flower of 2019.
tabbycat On March 1, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
All leafed out since starting sprouting for 2019 Feb.1st.
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a comfy chair with lucy, the bear and friends by lourspolaire Mar 28, 2016 4:30 PM 484

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