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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
Genus: Hibiscus
Rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Description

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.
Plant Type
Tree, Shrub
Bloom Time
Spring, summer, autumn
Plant Height
2 - 4 m
Spread
5 - 8 cm
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General Info

Name story

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.

Symbolism

Gentle perseverance, beauty, love, healing

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
It can retain dust and has great resistance to harmful gases.
Garden Use
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.
Rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) Rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
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