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Purple Rose of Sharon - 3 Gallon Pot
The Purple Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea or Hibsicus, produces an abundance of double flowers with vibrant purple petals during summer and into fall. Plant this one near patios, decks and other outdoor living spaces where you can watch the butterflies and hummingbirds visit the beautiful flowers. Get all the details below!

Purple Rose of Sharon - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $59.97
2+ $55.71
Purple Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Purple'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

The Purple Rose of Sharon, also known as Althea or Hibsicus, produces an abundance of double flowers with vibrant purple petals during summer and into fall. Plant this one near patios, decks and other outdoor living spaces where you can watch the butterflies and hummingbirds visit the beautiful flowers. 

For those of you who love Crape Myrtles, just wait til' you have a Rose of Sharon. We consider Rose of Sharon one of the the most under-rated ornamental plants in the plant world. The Rose of Sharon is very easy to grow and requires little to no maintenance. We have a few tree form Rose of Sharon planted in our test gardens and rarely have to touch them. No insect or disease problems. No issues with heat or drought. The deer won't eat them...and best of all, the masses of beautiful flowers keep coming for months. New buds appear behind cycle of blooms giving a constant show of color!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 7 feet wide, the Purple Rose of Sharon can be grown as a large shrub or lower branches can be removed to form an attractive small tree. As a tree, we prefer using this Rose of Sharon as a focal point specimen in landscape borders and home foundation plantings. As a shrub it is useful as a specimen, in groupings or as a colorful hedge in flowering shrub and landscape borders. A fine addition to humingiord gardens, purple theme gardens, and cottage gardens.

Suggested Spacing:  4 to 5 feet apart for solid hedge; 10 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Rose of Sharon are very easy to grow and maintain. Simply plant them where the sun shines most of the day. Some light shade is tolerated but too much shade and plants will become leggy and flowering is diminished. They are not too particular about soil type and very drought tolerant once established. Constantly soggy or wet soil or standing water can be problematic. They require little if any pruning, though a stray or broken branch can be removed any time of year.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Rose of Sharon.





Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Tree
Height at Maturity:  8-12'
Width at Maturity:  4-6'
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color: Purple
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, Sand (Amended)
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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