Chinese Rose Of Sharon 'Melmauve'

Hibiscus sinosyriacus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: sinosyriacus (sy-no-SEER-ee-AY-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Melmauve
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink



Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly



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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Brooksville, Florida

Brookeville, Maryland

Pineville, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Lafayette, Tennessee

Deer Park, Texas

Hillsville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 2, 2005, MitchF from Lindsay, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is so easy to grow from cuttings - we have four and I cut and root 20 or so every year for friends. You have to cut them before the leaves come out but after the buds are ready to open for best results. I just love this plant!


On Aug 23, 2004, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Plant is very easy to care for, very hardy and will provide a wealth of blooms if it's happy in it's location.

Flowers are very pretty but are small compared to the other hardy hibiscuses. I've found that they take a while to flower after being transplanted.


On Nov 30, 2002, Evert from Helsinki
Finland (Zone 4b) wrote:

Very pretty pink-red flowered hardy hibiscus variety. This variety was produced on 1992 in Belgium. It is a crossing between Hibiscus 'Lilac Queen' & H. 'Ruby Glow'.

Flowers are about 10-13 cm in diameter. Not scented. Plant outside for summer if you live up North as me... Keep in cool place over winter.