Lil' Kim® Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Antong Two' PP #19,547; CPBR #3399
Pronunciation: hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus
|Description||A unique dwarf Rose of Sharon with a refined, upright habit perfect for small gardens and containers. Dark green foliage backs the stunning summer flowers that last up to 3 days, compared to the day-long blooms typical of the species. The crisp white blooms punctuated by a bold maroon eye are less likely to produce viable, unwanted seedlings. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Boxwood (Buxus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.