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Oct 16, 2017 5:01 PM CST
I have dozens of unopened buds on my rose of sharon plants and we're expecting a freeze tonight. Should I cut off the buds?
Name: Trish
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Oct 17, 2017 7:28 AM CST

You may do more harm than good by cutting off the buds as a frost may damage the cut ends of the plants and cause die-back.
Rose of Sharon (Hypericum) is fairly tough and should survive a frost.
Wrap some horticultural fleece around the plant if it is very exposed and you are concerned it may be damaged.
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Oct 22, 2017 6:56 AM CST
I always think Hibiscus syriacus when I hear "rose of Sharon."
Roses of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

A very hardy plant that shouldn't need any care at all.
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