You're in for a real treat with this lovely Hibiscus variety. It produces an abundance of lilac-pink double blooms that provide soft color all the way through summer and into fall. Trained as a standard, its spherical form reaches a petite 4' tall, making it the perfect choice for sunny corners. Maintains shape with minimal pruning. Zones 5-8. Ships as 3' Bareroot. Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens'. Full Sun to Partial Shade. Deer tend to avoid.
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.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Ardens'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:6 - 8 feet
Spread:6 - 8 feet
Spacing:5 - 8 feet
Flowering Date:Summer to fall
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to give roots plenty of room. Build a mount at the bottom and place roots over it. Position the plant so the previous soil line is even with the ground level; the trunk will be darker in color below the original planting line.
Winter Care:Mulch first winter in Northern areas
Shipped:DORMANT 3' BAREROOT
Flower Form:Double flowers
Foliage Type:Strong green, maple-like, deeply tooted along margins. Late leafing in spring.
Pruning:Prune to keep desired form / retain spherical shape. Early spring
Pruning Time:Early spring
Soil Requirement:Well drained soil, very tolerant of a wide range of soils
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: