Rose of sharon
A species of Hibiscus, Also known as Syrian ketmia, Shrub althea, Rose mallow, Korean rose Botanical name : Hibiscus syriacus Genus : Hibiscus
Rose of sharon, A species of Hibiscus
Also known as:
Syrian ketmia, Shrub althea, Rose mallow, Korean rose
Botanical name: Hibiscus syriacus
Hibiscus syriacus is a deciduous shrub with trumpet-shaped pink, lavender, or white flowers. Although it was first collected by Western botanists from Syrian gardens, “rose of sharon” is native to south-central and southeastern China. Because of its hardiness and prolific blooming, it is cultivated all around the world. It is the national flower of South Korea, mentioned in its national anthem.
Spring, summer, autumn
2 - 4 m
5 - 8 cm
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People often ask
Rose of sharon
The name Rose of Sharon is actually derived from the Bible. Scholars are unsure to which specific plant the name identifies. In daily life, there are also many other species known as the Rose of Sharon. However, if you mention the Rose of Sharon in North America, it is most likely referring to the Hibiscus syriacus.
Gentle perseverance, beauty, love, healing
Environmental Protection Value
It can retain dust and has great resistance to harmful gases.
Rose of sharon is a deciduous shrub commonly found in gardens. It is prized for its late-season large showy flowers. Its bushy shape makes it suitable for hedging and screens. Rose of sharon is good for Mediterranean or drought-tolerant gardens. Suggested companion plants include Red Mountain Spinach or Floribunda Rose to make a color contrast.
Care Guide for Rose of sharon
Once established, Rose of sharon is able to withstand drought, though it won't bloom profusely if it lacks water. Young plants need more frequent watering until they become established. Water your Rose of sharon thoroughly when the top few inches of soil feel dry. If possible, use distilled water or rainwater, as this type of hibiscus is sensitive to salts and minerals present in the water.
Fertilization once in spring.
Deadhead (or remove) withered flowers after flowering.
Needs excellent drainage in pots