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Rose of Sharon

Uses:

  • Specimen Plant or Focal Point
  • Borders & Hedges
  • Container Gardens

Features:

  • Big Beautiful Flowers
  • Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Pollinators

Sunlight:

  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Rose of sharon shrubs have large tropical flowers that last from summer to late fall. The best part is they are winter hardy in colder growing zones up to zone 5. Plant these to add large bright flowers to your garden in full sun locations. The low maintenance plants have an added bonus of attracting pollinators like bees, butterflies & hummingbirds!


Why Buy Rose of Sharon Online

Rose of Sharon are hibiscus shrubs that are winter hardy in temperatures up to -20 degrees. Many are winter hardy in growing zones 5 to 9. Gardeners love the plants due to the beautiful large tropical flowers that are recognized everywhere. Most bushes have plate sized flowers with a long seed pod growing from the middle. The flowers look beautiful on the plant, but do not make for good cut flowers as they die quickly once cut.

These bushes can grow from 3 to 12 feet tall depending on the variety. Rose of Sharon require full sunlight for best flowering performance. Prefers moist yet well drained soil. We recommend adding a layer of mulch to help protect the roots from heat and retain moisture. The bushes are deciduous, meaning the leaves drop during the winter.

  • Winter hardy hibiscus shrubs
  • Large colorful tropical flowers
  • Growing zones 5 to 9
  • Use as centerpieces in the garden
  • Easy to care for once established

Rose of Sharon Companion Plants

Rose of sharon shrubs do not bloom until late summer typically. So it is best to plant other shrubs, perennials and annuals next to rose of sharon that bloom earlier in the year. Some of our favorite plants to grow with rose of sharon are viburnum, bluebeard, phlox and verbena. Or plant an evergreen nearby, like boxwood or arborvitae to provide a great backdrop of color to the tropical flowers.