Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus 'Purpureus Variegatus'

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

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Variegated

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Regional

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

Calistoga, California

West Babylon, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

North Olmsted, Ohio

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 10, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

It is a beautiful variegated plant but slow; my is it slow! Another reason I am rating it neutral is because of the flowers. At first I thought they were partially open and upon doing some research I see that's the way the flowers look. Certainly not like other fully open altheas. Mine is planted inground, full sun.