Blushing Bride Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Blushing Bride'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||hi-BIS-kus si-ri-A-kus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This hardy shrub is an important source of late-summer color in cottage gardens, beds and borders. Its double pink, pompom flowers are very different from Hybiscus' typical tubular blossoms. Use in romantic country gardens or where its upright form will cover unattractive views, utilities and crawl-space openings. Makes a very good hedge to screen sections of the garden. Set at the back of the bed to combine with other flowering shrubs that blossom earlier in the season.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Showy Summer Flowers|
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. Prune after flowering to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9