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

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Rose Of Sharon
Give a thumbs up Althea
Give a thumbs up Hibiscus

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
By SongofJoy on 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.

(Full article54 comments)
Give a thumbs up

'Minerva' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 16, 2015.

This plant is tagged in:

Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 6:31 PM

Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva') is a larval host plant for the Grey Hairstreak butterfly. A native to China and India, Rose of Sharon 'Minerva' produces lavender blossoms in mid to late summer. The blossoms are attractive to hummingbirds. 'Minerva' does well in average to moist soil in part sun. Be on the look-out for volunteers, as this pretty flowering tree self-seeds readily.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 24, 2015 Bloomed
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Winter into Spring 2017 by dyzzypyxxy Jul 18, 2017 2:01 PM 139
of the Day: Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus 'Minerva') by Horntoad Oct 15, 2015 6:19 PM 1
Which Rose of Sharon? by piksihk Oct 16, 2014 7:00 PM 2
INTEREST thread for next CO-OP Cannas, EE, Lilys, herbs,fruit,veggie,hibiscus,?? by chefmike92 Feb 24, 2013 6:44 PM 53

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Roses of Sharon Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Roses of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

« The Roses of Sharon Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Cailfornia Poppies"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.