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Rose of Sharon, Shrub Althea 'White Chiffon'

Hibiscus syriacus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: syriacus (seer-ee-AK-us) (Info)
Cultivar: White Chiffon
Additional cultivar information:(PP12612, aka Notwoodtwo, White Chiffon)
Hybridized by Woods
Registered or introduced: 2000
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Dothan, Alabama

Brunswick, Georgia

Norcross, Georgia

West Plains, Missouri

Kernersville, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Columbia Station, Ohio

Lorain, Ohio

Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

La Vernia, Texas

Sauk City, Wisconsin

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 23, 2011, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

Love this althea - it has grown about a foot each year I've had it (3 years), and this third year, it's flowers have been huge! Does really well here, as all altheas seem to thrive in this area. The flowers are very eye-catching, being semi-double, large, and white.


On Jun 9, 2011, DianeMEM from Glenshaw, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Deer love this plant. Ate my young one to the ground but it bounced back this spring.