Common name: Syrian Hibiscus, Shrub althea, Rose mallow, Rose of Sharon
Height at maturity: from 1 to 4 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: ornamental shrub
Flowering: June to November
Flower color: purple
Type of soil: fertile, humus-rich and well-drained
Use: pot, shrub bed, isolated, flowering hedge
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Syrian hibiscus is native to Asia and more precisely to Taiwan and China, contrary to what its name suggests.
It is an ornamental shrub that can reach a height of 4 meters. It is possible to reduce it by pruning it.
From June to November, it is covered with a multitude of magnificent mauve flowers with a purple center. The flowers have different sizes between 4 and 12cm in diameter, slightly fragrant. Its light green leaves are deciduous, lanceolate with a toothed edge.
Very easy to grow, the plant likes all types of soil but will offer spectacular flowering in fertile, humus-rich and well-draining soil.
To be grown in a pot or in the ground in the garden, isolated, in beds or in a flowering hedge.