Gorgeous, double pink, carnation-like flowers are produced in great abundance all summer long on this easily grown deciduous shrub. The Rose of Sharon is quite tolerant of most soils and drought once established. This is a much loved Althea and came to us via John's mother's prized Althea bush when Jimmy, their 4 year old son, picked his mother, Bonnie, a flower and she rooted the cutting some 40 years ago and it still graces her garden to this day.
The Rose of Sharon or Althea is an easily grown deciduous shrub that was
a common pass along plant. This durable shrub is tolerant of a wide
variety of soil types, is moderately drought tolerant once well
established (though it will flower more with adequate moisture), and
will provide many years of enjoyment with its procession of summer
Grows To: 8'H x 4-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Moderate aerosol salt tolerance
Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered
Native To / Origin: China, India
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