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Hibiscus syriacus or Rose of Sharon?

Hibiscus syriacus is known as Rose of Sharon

For us, that’s the best proof of the exceptional beauty of these shrubs. After all, roses are the queens of flowers, one of the most beautiful plants.

There are several species of hibiscus in the world, which vary in size and color of flowers. They are available as shrubs and as perennials. They also differ in frost resistance and popularity in different regions.

  • Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), which withstands slight frosts down to about -5°C (USDA zones 9 to 11)
  • Confederate rose (Hibiscus mutabilis), which is able to withstand frosts down to about -10°C (USDA zones 8 to 10)

 

Species resistant to frosts below -20°C:

  • Rose mallow (Hibiscus moschuetos) – USDA zones 5 to 9
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), the most popular in our gardens, USDA zones 5 to 8
  • Hardy hibiscus / Texas star (Hibiscus moschetos) – USDA zones 4 to 9.

 

In our offer, you can find representatives of Hibiscus syriacus, with full/double and single flowers, white, pink, purple, and red. Hibiscus syriacus comes from China and Taiwan. It is popular in the eastern part of Asia, e.g. in South Korea, it symbolizes the nation’s durability, it is included in the national emblem and in the text of the anthem. In Japan, it is a popular decoration item during tea ceremonies.

Where to plant and how to care for hibiscus?

  • soil: fertile, well-drained, moderately moist, slightly acidic
  • position: sunny, possibly slightly shaded, sheltered from frosty winter winds
  • pruning: in spring, preferably after starting vegetation. Hibiscus blooms on this year’s shoots.
  • fertilization: in spring with an NPK fertilizer, preferably with a long-term effect, in the following weeks (until the end of July) liquid fertilizers with higher nitrogen N (growth) and potassium K content (blooming, flowering, wintering)

 

flowers max sizes
‘Blue Chiffon’PBR blue with a purple center, half-filled, 10-12 cm of diameter 2m
‘French Cabaret’® Pastel white with a pink blush and red base of petals, full, 10 cm of diameter 1,5-2m
‘French Cabaret’® Purple royal purple, full, 10 cm of diameter 1,5-2m
French Cabaret’® Red red, full, 10 cm of diameter 1,5-2m
‘Lavender Chiffon’PBR pink-purple with a darker base of petals, half-filled, 10-13 cm of diameter 1-2m
‘Magenta Chiffon’® dark pink (magenta), double, 10 cm of diameter 2m
‘Pink Chiffon’PBR dark pink with darker veins, double, 10 cm of diameter 2m
‘Starburst Chiffon’PBR pale pink with dark pink veins, double, 10 cm of diameter 1,8m
‘Duc de Brabant’ purple-red, full, 5-6 cm of diameter 1,5-2m
‘Flower Tower Purple’PBR purple with a red center, half-filled H: 3m W: 0,8m 
‘Flower Tower Ruby’® dark pink-red with a red center, half-filled H: 3m W: 0,8m 
‘Flower Tower White’PBR white, half-filled H: 3m W: 0,8m 
‘Pink Flirt’ purple-pink with a red center, single 2-2,5m
‘Red Heart’ white with a red center, single, 8 cm of diameter 2m
‘Samil Hong’
‘Woodbridge’ pink, darker in the center, single, 12 cm of diameter 2m
‘Woojoen’® white with a red center, single H: 0,8m, W: 0,6m
‘Walberton’s Rose Moon’® pink, single, 18 cm of diameter! H: 3m W: 2m

 



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