Rose of Sharon


An easy to grow shrub, the rose of sharon is valued for its tight, upright form and bright, vividly colored summer flowers. The flowers are cup shaped and come in a variety of colors. This plant provides a great opportunity for those gardners with a not so green thumb to add a little color to your garden. 

Common Name: Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea

Type: deciduous shrub 

Family: Malvaceae

Native Range: China, India

Zone: 5 - 9

Height: 6 - 9 ft.

Spread: 4 - 6 ft.

Bloom Time: summer 

Bloom Description: white, red, purple, violet

Sun: partial to full sun

Water: regularly 

Maintenance: prune after flowering to shape and promote vigorous new growth

Suggested Use: border plant

Flower: large petaled, very showy 

Leaf:dark green, veined 

Fruit: green/ brown ornamental

Other: attracts wildlife 

Tolerates: drought