Althaea Double Pink

Rose of Sharon
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4-6′ x 4-6′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Pink, Purple, White

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5-11

The scientific name is Hibiscus syriacus and the common name is Rose-of-Sharon. The double flowers are in prominent shades of pink depending on the cultivar. Individual flowers stay open for one day and close at night. Great color with double flowers. Use as specimen or in groups. Prune this and all other althaeas in late winter or early spring.

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