Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus commonly called Rose of Sharon or Shrub Althea originated in northern Israel and Syria. The name Rose of Sharon is thought to be biblical.

Rose of Sharon is not a rose, actually it belongs to the Hibiscus family. It is referred to as a hardy hibiscus shrub.

Rose of Sharon is a hardy plant and is easy to grow. It has adapted well to the Guyana and the Caribbean.

Plant in full sunshine in well-drained soil and water daily when the sun is out. It can be planted into the earth or in large plant pots.

Rose of Sharon is colourful with fragrant bloom and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. This beauty would reward you with many blooms. Pinch tips to encourage more flowers and after it blooms, you can trim back the plant.

Fertilize with Blue Corn Plant Food once per month. Until next week, Happy Gardening.



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