Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
Also called Althea
More About Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'
- White, single flowers with a red eye
- Seed capsules persist adding winter interest
- Variable, palmate leaves emerge late in the spring
- Yellowish foliage in the fall
- Upright, vase-shaped habit
- Bloom Time: July to September
Rose of Sharon Growing and Maintenance Tips
Tolerant of a range of soils and conditions, but is best grown in a well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Hibiscus can be trained or pruned into a tree form or grafted as a standard. Standards usually exhibit more globose heads than trained tree forms.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)