Hibiscus Rose of Sharon Growing Tips: Hibiscus Syriacus

Hibiscus Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus, rose mallow or St. Joseph’s rod, is a popular hardy deciduous heat-preferred shrub that bears large trumpet-shaped dark pink flowers with yellow-tipped white stamens, able to bring a bit of tropical charm to areas with more temperate climates. Its blooms arrive late in summer helping you in reviving your garden after the spring flowers flurry. Blooming of Rose of Sharon is only possible if certain hibiscus growing tips are followed:

- plant in moist and well-drained organic soil;
- mulch around the plant (during the winter season);
- fertilize every 15 days;
- prune as much as needed to maintain the desired shape;
- propagate from either seeds or by cuttings or layering.

The only obvious difference (rather small one) between any other hibiscus plant and Rose of Sharon is that the latter is winter-hardier.