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Lucy Rose of Sharon - Hibisucs syriacus / Althea - 3 Gallon Pot
Lucy is the best and strongest growing red-flowering Rose of Sharon we've grown. More bright fuschia-red than true-red, loads of flowers are produced in summer. Get all the details below!

Lucy Rose of Sharon - Hibisucs syriacus / Althea - 3 Gallon Pot

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Lucy Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Lucy' - Syn. Althea

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone

Special Attributes

Lucy is the best and strongest growing "red" flowering Rose of Sharon we've grown. We put quotes around the "red" because the flowers are actually more a purple-fuchsia with red hues than they are a true red. Lucy has performed extremely well in our gardens here in Zone 8a of mid-Georgia and the LOADS of flowers she produces are a magnet to butterflies and hummingbirds. Can be grown as a shrub be we much prefer removing lower branches to form an attractive small tree perfect near decks, patios and other outdoor sitting areas where you can relax and watch the hummingbirds swarm during summer.

Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet, Lucy Rose of Sharon can be grown as a shrub or small tree. As a shrub Lucy is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings in landscape and flowering shrub borders. As she grows taller, the lower branches can be removed to for a small, very attractive and colorful small tree that makes a fine specimen in landscape borders and as an accent in home foundation plantings. Pruning is best done before new leaves emerge in late winter or early spring.

Suggested Spacing:  6 feet apart for hedge; 10 feet or more apart for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow. They adapt to most any average well-drained moist soil and like as much sun as you can provide. Some light shade is tolerated but too much shade and plants become floppy and flowering is diminished. They are not too particular about soil type and quite drought tolerant once established. They require little if any pruning, though a stray or broken branch can be removed any time of year.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  8-10'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color: Fuchsia-Purple with Red hues
Flower Size:  Large, 4-5"
Flowering Period:  Summer into Fall
Flower Type:  Double
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Rich Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Heat, Insect

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