Fiji Rose of Sharon
Superb as a hedge, specimen, foundation subject, or back-of-the-border standout.
Surround yourself with the soft colors of an exotic sunset. This lovely, trouble-free Rose of Sharon is as beautiful as its name suggests, bursting forth in midsummer with pink, semi-double flowers. The buds are medium pink but fade to a softer hue once open, while a deep reddish-purple center adds dramatic highlights. The medium to dark green foliage acts as a lovely backdrop to the stunning flowers. With an upright, spreading, very dense habit that reaches 5 to 8 feet high and 4 to 7 feet wide, it will create an absolutely unforgettable hedge, screen, or back-of-the-border standout.
Hibiscus are well-loved for their superb landscape performance and ability to draw in butterflies and beneficial bees. Their unmistakeable blooms bring to mind clear, gentle waters and warm breezes, and their beauty has not gone unnoticed around the world. Tahitian woman traditionally wear a red hibiscus tucked behind her ear to indicate her availability for marriage, and Hibiscus syriacus is the national flower of South Korea, while Hibiscus rosa sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia. Zones 5-8.
|ItemForm||Trees and shrubs|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|PlantHeight||5 ft - 8 ft|
|PlantWidth||4 ft - 7 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer|
|BloomColor||Light Purple, Multi-Color, Pink, Red|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Hedge, Privacy, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Which plants should I grow to repel insects?Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.
Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.
Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).