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Hibiscus syriacus, Blue Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

Blue Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Temperate Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Hibiscus syriacus is a shrub with large showy flowers (in single or double flowering form, with solid colors or bicolors) that blooms all Summer long and has a distinctive vase-shaped growth habit.

Single or double-flowering, large-petaled, very showy flowers adorn the plant throughout the Summer. Solid colors of white, red, purple, mauve, violet, or blue, or bicolors with a different colored throat, depending upon cultivar. Hibiscus syriacus got a blossom at 2 year old.

USDA zones 5-9.

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