Rose of Sharon
Late summer interest in an easy care shrub.
Whether you call it the Althea Shrub, Chinese Hibiscus or the more common Rose of Sharon, the late bloomer produces a profusion of colorful blooms that resemble a small bowl. Rose of Sharon is known for being tolerant of pollution in the air, making it a fantastic choice for urban gardeners looking for low maintenance late summer color.
Plant your Rose of Sharon in the full sun of zones 5 - 9 for best results. Keep soil moist while your shrub is establishing its root system and it will be drought tolerant thereafter.