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PlantFiles: Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'America Irene Scott'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: syriacus (seer-ee-AK-us) (Info)
Cultivar: America Irene Scott
Additional cultivar information: (aka Sugar Tip)

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Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous
Variegated
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive keithp2012 On Aug 26, 2013, keithp2012 from West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

It says they don't produce seed but my plant has developing seed pods. Mabye alone its sterile, but possibly old varieties of rose of Sharon which i have will fertilize it making it produce seeds. Seed pods are also variegated and very pretty. Anyone else get seeds?

Positive braun06 On Jul 21, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is an interesting plant. It offers more than just the flowers and is a pretty decent grower.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Coatesville, Indiana
West Babylon, New York
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Jacksonville, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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