Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens'

Rose of Sharon, Shrub of Althea

Many varieties in many colors and sizes. The large showy flowers come in shades of golden, pink, rose, yellow and orange, at times with colorful markings or double-petals. Some flowers grow to 1 foot across. The state flower of Hawaii, the tropical Chinese Hibiscus is often grown in containers. All are heat-loving and flower during the warmest months of the year. Prune to control shape and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Protect from wind. Insects and diseases can cause problems.
Hibiscus syriacus, Rose of Sharon, Shrub of Althea
With its double, light purple flowers that bloom summer into fall, this shrub has an upright, vase shape. Several colors are available. Resists oak root fungus. Prune in spring to keep compact.

Attributes - Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens'

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Rust, Scales, Whiteflies.

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