The Rose of Sharon is a Border Plant that Survives in Harsh Conditions.

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
Updated:
February 19, 2005

The Rose of Sharon is a shrub that is hardy in harsh conditions. This perennial can withstand dry areas in your yard, next to the driveway and is a great row plant between neighbors.

You can plant in a slight shady area, but it works best in full sun. I have mine in a shady part of the garden and they don't flower as well as they should and could if they were exposed to more sunlight.

Though it works well without much watering and attention, during dry spells you should give it a thorough watering, especially the first year they are planted. It is recommended to trim them back in early spring to keep them from becoming stemmy. This will produce a bigger flower in the fall.

The Rose of Sharon blooms from July through September and comes in a variety of colors such as white, purple, pink and red. This plant will add color to your garden during those late summer dry months.


Perennial Recommend full sun
Trim in early spring Well drained soil, Tolerates dry conditions
Can Grow 10 feet high Can Grow 10 feet wide
Grows from mid summer to late fall FLowers in white, purple, pink and red

Click on Rose of Sharon photo to see larger photo.
Rose of Sharon grows best in sun and some shade.
Rose of Sharon is a late summer bloomer that withstands harsh environments

    

Rose of Sharon, Lucy hybrid in early spring.


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