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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

Zone:

5

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm

Colour:

Pink (deep)
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Juglan Tolerant
Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Tree form
Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Hedge
Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging
Specimen
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'