Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Giant'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: syriacus (seer-ee-AK-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Giant
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Mound, Minnesota

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 28, 2005, danygard from Mound, MN wrote:

2nd year in zone 4 (not hardy here). Year 1 was fantastic, profuse, large blooms. 2nd year, thought they were dead. Wintered over with pink foam insulation stuffed with dead leaves, June 26, the 1st leaves on the little guy popped out from the base(crown?) of plant, big guy has nothing. Have tried: exposing more of the base (crown?), cultivating around both, using Miracle-Gro. Any other zone 4 growers with tips?

Neutral

On Jun 22, 2004, BAY716 from Lubbock, TX wrote:

I WAS INTERESTED IN ROSE OF SHARON DISEASE, BUT COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. MY PLANT LEAVES CURL UP ON THE ENDS, AND EVENTUALLY TURN YELLOW AND FALL OFF. THE BUDS DRY UP AND FALL OFF. IT IS A HYBISCUS VARIETY AND WAS PLANTED THE LATTER PART OF MAY. I LIVE IN LUBBOCK, TX. I HAVE FERTILIZED WITH MIRACLE GROW ONCE OR TWICE, AND WATER OFTEN. ANY IDEAS WHAT I COULD DO TO HELP THE PLANT BEFORE IT DIES?
THANKS,
PATSY