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Showtime Hibiscus

SKU: AM014885
$35.98
per Plant - 4" Pot
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Overview
'Showtime' Hibiscus has semidouble, light purple-pink flowers with red centers. Colorful, variegated foliage forms with shades of light green, yellow, and darker green. The enormous blooms provide a spectacular show and can be used to create a beautiful hedge or privacy screen. (Hibiscus syriacus)
key features
Botanical Name
Hibiscus syriacus Showtime
Advantages
Attracts Birds, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
48-108" tall (4-9' tall)
Mature Spread
48-60" wide (4-5 feet)
Bloom Time
Summer to fall

Description

Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus is a great shrub for late summer blooms. Many gardeners wonder what is the difference between Hardy Hibiscus and Hibiscus syriacus. It’s pretty simple, Hardy Hibiscus and Hibiscus syriacus are hardy landscape shrubs. Both members of the hibiscus family. Able to tolerate zones 5-9. They produce larger shrubs and lovely large blooms in mid to late summer. They are easy to grow and can be pruned to control size in early spring. Best if planted in sun and well-draining soil.

Other types of Hibiscus are more tender and don’t tolerate colder temperatures. These are the tropical types such as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis or Chinese hibiscus. These are usually considered annuals and or live inside when frost threatens and cold temperatures.