Pink Rose of Sharon is a hardy hibiscus shrub that is easy to grow. It is characterized by its soft and graceful stems coupled with its large and pink flowers. The pink blooms are clear and distinctive making people fall in love with them instantly. Its flowers are shaped like a trumpet. This hibiscus shrub is suited to informal or formal groupings, plantings, hedges, screens and shrub borders.
Attributes of the Pink Rose of Sharon
Pink Rose of Sharon produces flowers that contain five petals, single or double in pink color. The shrub blooms late in spring all the way through to early fall. Its leaves are dark green in color and have a margin that is coarsely toothed. This shrub is capable of tolerating aerosol salt and the occasional drought or wet periods. It requires minimal pruning and ample moisture as well as protection from the afternoon sun to ensure it flowers well. This shrub can survive in cold areas where other plants cannot.
Pink Rose of Sharon fits into a number of landscape uses. It can be planted at the border, hedge, container or specimen. It is great to use in your landscape as it grows into a large shrub while young plants can be grown in containers. They are supposed to be moved to the landscape when they mature. The shrub can be trained to become a small tree. The shrub attracts hummingbirds and butterflies due to its beautiful flowers.
The hibiscus flowers in late spring through early fall, producing 5-petaled, trumpet-shaped, single or double flowers that are white, pink, red, purple, or violet. These attractive flowers bloom generously and are perfect for formal and informal plantings.
The hibiscus can reach a height of 8-12’ and a spread of 6-10’ at maturity; growing at a medium rate of 13-24” in height per year.
• Easy to grow, hardy
• Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil
• Full sun and partial shade (minimum of 4 hours direct sunlight per day)
• Requires little pruning. Can be pruned to accentuate its natural trumpet shape
• Tolerates aerosol salt and occasional wet or drought periods
• Features medium to dark green leaves
Hibiscus can be used for culinary purposes to add fragrance and color. It’s also infused into teas and transformed into essential oils. It has natural healing elements that can be applied internally or externally, depending on the ailment.