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Hibiscus syriacus 'White Chiffon'

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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ericabelle 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.

Neutral DianeMEM 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.


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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