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Rose Of Sharon 'Danica'

Hibiscus syriacus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: syriacus (seer-ee-AK-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Danica
Additional cultivar information:(aka Variegata)
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink



Magenta (Pink-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


West Babylon, New York

Laurens, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 4, 2013, Pierangelo_Tosi from Gattico
Italy (Zone 7b) wrote:

The Hibiscus Syriacus is a common plants in the north of Italy . Mainly the variety with simple flowers that is also used for hedges. It is very easy to grow and it is also pretty sturdy . I usually make new plants from seeds. Here there wasn't the bluish variety but I had the occasion to pick seeds in Connecticut and now I also have that color. In Italy the Firebug is a common pest of Hibiscus . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebug


On Sep 24, 2012, keithp2012 from West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Carnation-like variegated flowers that are a mix of light and dark pinks and white. Unsure if flowers are sterile or not.