Lil' Kim® Red Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus 'SHIMRR38' PP #27,195; CPBRAF

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Continuous summer color with a profusion of stunning flowers on this dwarf variety with attractive dark green foliage and a compact, upright form. The luxurious rosy-red blooms are accented with a rich carmine red eye. Works in harmony with a variety of flowering perennials. Excellent for use as a small hedge or container specimen. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationhi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
LoreHibiscus syriacus is a long-lived plant.
Average Size at MaturityVigorous, uniform growth; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis hardy dwarf shrub is an important source of late-summer color in cottage gardens, beds and borders. Use in romantic country gardens or cutting borders. Makes a very good low hedge to screen undesirable objects such as utilities or crawl space openings. Set at the back or middle of the bed to combine with other flowering shrubs that blossom earlier in the season.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox)

Adaptable to most well-drained soils except very wet or dry. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Blooms on new wood; pruning is rarely needed but may be done in early spring to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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