Red Heart Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus seer-ee-AK-us|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Boxwood (Buxus); Viburnum (Viburnum); Potentilla (Potentilla);Spirea (Spiraea); Lavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox)|
Adaptable to most well-drained soils except very wet or dry. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Once established reduce frequency; tolerates brief periods of drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune after flowering to shape or promote vigorous new growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8