Fall in love with the large 4-5" flowers with prominent dark red eyes—you'll have plenty of time, they bloom generously for up to four months or more, from midsummer to frost. The dark green, heavily textured foliage remains a lustrous green well into fall. Growing 6-8' tall with a similar spread, it can be grown alone or set into a border for a screen or hedge. It's very tolerant of a wide range of soils. This variety is noted for its compact growth habit, ease of culture and reliability throughout multiple climates. It'll take cold northern winters and searing southern summers in stride. Deer tend to avoid. Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
Hibiscus syriacus, also known as Rose of Sharon, is handy if you love the look of tropical flowers, but need something more reliable in a cold climate. Rose of Sharon is woody, and these hard stems won't die back in the winter, standing up to cold weather better. It's gorgeous architectural interest for a more formal landscape.